Flushing Logs

Flushing logs reduces the size of the database and can speed up searches. You can flush the following
types of logs:

  • Application Usage logs

  • Computer Usage logs

  • Policy logs

  • Jamf Remote logs

  • Screen sharing logs

  • Jamf Imaging logs

  • Computer and mobile device management history

  • Computer inventory reports (computer inventory information from past inventory submissions)

  • Mobile device inventory reports (mobile device inventory information from past inventory submissions)

  • Jamf Pro access logs

  • Change Management logs

  • Event logs

You can schedule log flushing to take place daily, or you can manually flush logs as needed. You can also choose to flush logs that are older than a certain number of days, weeks, or months.

For information on the types of data flushed with each log and the database tables affected, see the Data and Tables Affected by Log Flushing Knowledge Base article.

Scheduling Log Flushing

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/18788817/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Log Flushing images/download/thumbnails/18788817/Log_Flushing.png .

  5. Click Edit.

  6. Use the pop-up menus to choose the number of days, weeks, or months after which each type of log should be flushed.

  7. Choose a time of day from the Time to Flush Logs Each Day pop-up menu.

  8. Click Save.

Manually Flushing Logs

  1. Log in to any of the Jamf Pro web apps.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/18788817/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Log Flushing images/download/thumbnails/18788817/Log_Flushing.png .

  5. Click Flush Manually.

  6. Select the checkbox for each type of log you want to flush.

  7. From the Flush Logs Older Than pop-up menu, choose the number of days, weeks, or months after which logs should be flushed.

  8. Click Flush.

A message displays, reporting the success or failure of the flush.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

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