Variable retention for Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Target availability: Q4 2019

Variable data retention for Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available. 

The default retention period for Application Insights resources is 90 days. Different retention periods can be selected for each Application Insights resource. The full set of retention periods includes 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 270, 365, 550, or 730 days.

To change the data retention period, go to the Usage and Estimated Costs page and select the Data Retention option.

Adjust the daily telemetry volume cap

The retention can also be set with Azure PowerShell.

When billing for longer retention begins in January 2020, data kept longer than 90 days will be billed at the same rate as Log Analytics data retention.

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