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

  • User and Location History

  • User Reports

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.

Scheduling Log Flushing

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81932166/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Log Flushing images/download/thumbnails/81932166/Log_Flushing.png .

  5. Click Edit images/download/thumbnails/81532686/edit.png .

  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 images/download/thumbnails/81531754/floppy-disk.png .

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/81932166/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Log Flushing images/download/thumbnails/81932166/Log_Flushing.png .

  5. Click Flush images/download/thumbnails/80748262/trash.png .

  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 images/download/thumbnails/80748262/trash.png .

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

Related Information

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

For related information, see the following article:

Data and Tables Affected by Log Flushing
Learn about the types of data flushed with each log and the database tables affected.

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