APM data retention

Here are the specific retention policies for each New Relic APM subscription level (Lite, Essentials, Pro, and Enterprise). This includes metric data, key metrics, trace data, and Insights events.

Your current subscription level appears in the right column of the Account summary page: From the New Relic UI, select (account dropdown) > Account settings > Account > Summary.

In addition to retention limits, your data is also subject to aggregation (averaging) after certain elapsed time periods. Please see the Aggregate metric data description for details.

APM data retention policies

APM data retention policies depend on your APM product subscription level.

Your current subscription level appears in the right column of the Account summary page: From the New Relic UI, select (account dropdown) > Account settings > Account > Summary.

APM data retention

Component Lite Essentials Pro Enterprise
Metric data 24 hours 3 days 90 days 90 days
Key metrics none forever forever forever
Trace data * 1 day 3 days 7 days 7 days
Insights events 1 day 3 days 8 days 8 days

* If you view a trace within the New Relic APM UI, New Relic stores that trace data for up to one year.

Legacy APM data retention policies

Component Standard Startup Small Business
Metric data 7 days 14 days 30 days
Key metrics none none none
Trace data 7 days 7 days 7 days
Insights events none 8 days 8 days

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