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Data Retention

In vuSmartMaps™, administrators can efficiently manage data retention settings through the user-friendly graphical interface. These settings allow you to define:

  1. Active Data Duration: The number of days data should remain active in the system. The active data is readily accessible for quick retrieval.
  2. Inactive Data Duration: This is the period during which data remains inactive with low computing resource usage. The inactive data is utilized for closed indices in Elasticsearch.
  3. Archived Data Duration: The number of days archived data should be stored in the archive partition. The archived data requires more time for access and utilization.

Data in vuSmartMaps serves diverse purposes, including compliance and audit requirements. Certain scenarios necessitate extended data storage. Therefore, data retention is essential.

  1. Compliance: Regulations and audit requirements often define the retention of data for a specific duration. By configuring Data Retention settings, vuSmartMaps ensures that data is retained as required by these regulations, helping organizations remain compliant and avoid penalties.
  2. Optimize Storage Costs: Categorizing data based on retention settings (active, inactive, and archived) allows administrators to optimize storage costs. Frequently accessed and critical data is stored for a shorter period, while less active data is retained for a longer duration on lower-cost storage tiers.
  3. Data Availability: By setting appropriate retention periods, vuSmartMaps ensures that relevant data remains accessible when needed. Active data is readily available for real-time analysis, while inactive and archived data can be retrieved for historical analysis or compliance purposes.

Data retention settings are designed to effectively manage data across these states. Optimizing data storage is crucial, as it directly influences costs. The configuration of data retention settings is flexible, allowing configurations to suit user-specific requirements.

Further Reading

  1. Data Retention Configuration


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