Log Flushing

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

  • 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.

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 article.

Scheduling Log Flushing

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Settings in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. In the System Settings section, click Log Flushing .
  3. Click Edit .
  4. Use the pop-up menus to choose the number of days, weeks, or months after which each type of log should be flushed.
  5. Choose a time of day from the Time to Flush Logs Each Day pop-up menu.
  6. Click Save .

Manually Flushing Logs

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Settings in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. In the System Settings section, click Log Flushing .
  3. Click Flush .
  4. Select the checkbox for each type of log you want to flush.
  5. From the Flush Logs Older Than pop-up menu, choose the number of days, weeks, or months after which logs should be flushed.
  6. Click Flush .

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