APM data retention

Specific retention policies apply to each New Relic APM subscription level, including Lite, Essentials, Pro, and Enterprise. This includes metric timeslice data, key metrics, trace data, and event data. In addition to retention limits, your data is subject to aggregation (averaging) after certain elapsed time periods. For more information, see the aggregate metric data description.

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.

Component Lite Essentials Pro
Metric timeslice data 24 hours 3 days 90 days
Key metrics none forever forever
Distributed tracing and logs in context none none 8 days
Other trace data * 1 day 3 days 7 days
Event data 1 day 3 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 Enterprise
Metric timeslice data 7 days 14 days 30 days 90 days
Key metrics none none none forever
Trace data 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
Event data none 8 days 8 days 8 days

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