|Audit Log / Accessing the Audit Log Configuration Settings|
The Audit Log's Database settings tab allows you to view the current database, download the current database (in zip or CSV format), and upload or delete a database snapshot.
Audit uses a number of partitions (14 by default) to capture audit events over time. The number of partitions has a lower bound of two but no upper bound. A partition is a Postgres table containing audit events within a time bound. The partition's time bound is configurable (24 hours by default) with the minimum number being one hour.
When the system is writing to the last partition, the oldest partition is dropped and a new one partition is created. This partition rotation is not a persistent archive, but provides access to history without the database growing unbounded. Please use the Backups functionality to manage audit event history through regular database backups in the Vocera Platform Web Console.
This Database section provides the ability to download the current database in a .zip or .cvs file. The download file may contain all entries across all partitions in the audit log database. Any filter criteria used in the audit log viewer when the snapshot is taken are applied to the downloaded entries. For example, if the audit log viewer is filtered to only show a subset of the audit entries, then the downloaded database snapshot will contain only the entries shown in the audit log viewer.