Data Retention

Sysdig Monitor's basic data retention values are as follows:

  • 10 second timeline retained for 4 hours

  • 1 minute timeline retained for 2 days

  • 10 minute timeline retained for 2 weeks

  • 1 hour timeline retained for 2 months

  • 1 day timeline retained for 15 months


Different pricing plans may have different settings. These will be defined in the Sysdig license agreement.

When a host or instance is no longer monitored (i.e. when an agent is uninstalled), the historical data continues to be retained for the stated times.


If required, it is possible to change the standard data retention settings using Sysdig's REST API. A Sysdig support team or professional services member should assist, as there are a variety of storage and timeline implications to consider before making such a change.