Data Aging of Job History Data

Job history data is aged according to the following criteria:

  • The job type
  • The status of the job
  • The retention rules of the corresponding storage policy copy retention criteria

The following table illustrates how job history data is aged.

Job Type

Job Status

When It Is Aged

All Jobs


When the job's storage policy or storage policy copy is deleted

Data Protection Job History/Disaster Recovery Backup Job History


With its associated data, which is aged based on the associated storage policy copy's defined retention rules


90 Days

Data Recovery Job History (including CDR Recovery operations)


90 Days

Administration Job History


90 Days

You can change the default retention times for job history data as follows:

  1. On the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click the Storage tab, click the Media Management.
  2. In the Media Management Configuration tab, click the Data Aging tab.
  3. Choose one of these parameters and click the Value field to change the default retention time:
    • Days to keep the successful Backup Job Histories: Records are retained 7 days.
    • Days to keep the archiver restore job histories: This setting is applicable for Exchange Compliance Archiver.

      All other archiver restore job histories will be aged based on the Days to keep the successful backup job histories parameter. Records are retained for 0 days.

      Note: When the value is set to 0, the retention is set to infinite and not zero days.

    • Days to keep the failed/killed backup job and other job histories: Records are retained for 90 days.

      Applies to: auxiliary copy jobs, stub recall jobs, failed jobs, killed jobs, jobs that failed to start, and all restore jobs except archive restore jobs.

    • Days to keep Data Management and Collection Job Histories: Records are retained for 90 days.
    • Days to keep Replication Backup Job Histories: Records are retained 90 days.
  4. Click OK.

Last modified: 5/29/2020 12:03:55 PM