# Data Retention

As of July 2020, the data retention policies for Sysdig Monitor and Sysdig Secure are as described below.

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.

### Note

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.

See Subscription for details on the Essentials and Enterprise tiers.

## Sysdig Monitor Retention Limits

Essentials

Enterprise

Metrics data

10s : 4 hours

1min : 1 week

10 min : 2 weeks

1 hr: 2 months

1 day: 15 months

same as Essentials

Events

Custom events: 14 days OR 10M (per customer)

same as Essentials

## Sysdig Secure Retention Limits

Essentials

Enterprise

Policy events

1M events or 90 days

same as Essentials

Activity audit

5 days

90 days

Benchmarks

30 days

90 days

Scan results

Image data is kept for a maximum of 7 days.

Sysdig Secure will retain a maximum of 3 tags per repository and a maximum of 3 different images per tag *

Images used by a container that is monitored by a Sysdig agent (Runtime images) will always be kept, regardless of the limits above.

Image data is kept for a maximum of 90 days.

Sysdig Secure will retain a maximum of 5 tags per repository and a maximum of 5 different images per tag *

Images used by a container that is monitored by a Sysdig agent (Runtime images) will always be kept, regardless of the limits above.

* The image eviction conditions above are applied simultaneously; the retention policy will trigger for the first one that matches.

For example, consider an Essentials account with a combination of registry/repo:tag - (i.e. docker.io/alpine:3.12.1) that already contains three different image digests. If a new image digest is pushed to the same name, the oldest image will be evicted, regardless of its age.