If you need to keep any logs that you have sent to Logit.io after your stack retention period we recommend taking a snapshot of your Elasticsearch indices. The snapshot is a backup that can then be stored in Amazon S3 or any similar cloud storage service such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud. By archiving to S3 or similar, also known as cold storage, you can keep your logs beyond your stack retention period for as long as you require or indefinitely.
How to setup S3 index archives for my Logit.io account
If using an S3 account, you simply need to create a bucket with the relevant permissions and then raise a request with the support team, we will do the rest. Storing/backing up logs and metrics in this way ensures that for auditing and regulatory purposes you can restore them to an Elasticsearch instance in the future where necessary.
What is the next step?
If keeping your logs beyond the retention period is something that you require from Logit.io or perhaps you have already taken advantage of this service and now want to restore a previous snapshot? Please contact our support team who will be happy to help guide you through the process.
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