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How to configure audit log trimming?

Audit logs often tend to fill up the storage. To prevent this, it is recommended that you enable audit log trimming for site collections. Follow the below mentioned steps to configure audit log trimming.

  1. 1 Click settings setting-icon, and then click Site settings.
  2. 2 If you are not at the root of your site collection, under Site Collection Administration, select Go to top level site settings.
  3. 3 On the Site Settings page, under Site Collection Administration, select Site collection audit settings.
  4. 4 On the Configure Audit Settings page, in the Audit Log Trimming section, set Automatically trim the audit log for this site? To Yes.
  5. 5 Optionally, specify the number of days of audit log data to retain. SharePoint Online has a range of 1 to 90 days, SharePoint Server does not have a limit.
  6. 6 You can also specify the document library to save audit log reports to before the audit log is trimmed. Set this option if you need access to audit log data, using audit log reports, after the audit log has been trimmed.
  7. 7 Select OK.

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