Variable data retention (longer or shorter than the 90-day default)
Please provide longer retention for raw data. I'm willing to pay for (the additional azure storage)!
Great news! Application Insights variable retention is now completed.
You can set your retention both in the Azure Portal and via ARM. Learn more at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/pricing#change-the-data-retention-period.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hi is there any update on this feature?
Is this still planned for the second half of 2018? We need to be able to compare a longer period of metrics. Example: Compare last August metrics to this August metrics
Torben Knerr commented
GDPR is calling -- this should really be configurable
Totally agree! We should be able to get that value configurable to comply with privacy regulations
Please can you make the retention policy configurable. I want to reduce the retention only upto 2 days
Sudarshan K commented
To comply with upcoming GDPR regulations, AppInsights should ideally allow user to configure (reduce/increase) data retention for certain types of data. Is this feature in development ?
Felipe Fujiy Pessoto commented
Should we use https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msoms/2016/09/26/application-insights-connector-in-oms/ (still in priview) to keep long term data? Or can we expect this on AI this year? What are going to be released first?
Mor Shemesh commented
I have several big customers who use AI for analytics purposes but want to have access to historical data for comparison.
Using separate storage services would require them to re-write queries/apps they already use today.
Our current solution to this is to use continuous export > aggregation > re-import as custom data source into app insights.
Although this is a good enough solution, it is very hard to scale since this requires technical work from customers (and not turning on a "feature" for example).
My app needs an audit log and AI's traces (or custom events) are perfect for that. The problem is retention limited to 7 days. I need to search audits for months.
My suggestion is to allow to configure retention separately per object type. As an example, I want traces for 360 days, exceptions for 30 days, dependency info for 7 days.
Alternatively, if AI is not the right tool for that, I need a pre-canned solution in Azure allowing me to make free searches, property based searches and long retention.