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Deleting Events


Events should normally be cleaned up using retention policies. Use the technique on this page only when "one-off" deletion is necessary. Manual deletion does not preserve bookmarked or permalinked events.

From time to time it may be necessary to delete events manually - perhaps some sensitive information may have been logged, or a runaway process clogged the log with many repetitive events.

To achieve this first open Settings > Retention, then select Manually Delete Events:


This will open the events screen with the Delete option showing in the dropdown beside the filter box:


The screen can be used to locate events as usual. Once you have isolated the event/events to delete, select _Delete matching events.

Deletion is much slower than querying, and will take place in the background. If many events match, this can take some time. A notification will show when the deletion is complete.

When you're finished, switch out of deletion mode by selecting Cancel.

Deletion is permanent, and all events matching the active filter/view/query will be deleted, not just the ones that fit on-screen. Bookmarks, permalinks and assignments will also be ignored - all events that match will be removed.