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How to delete events older than 6 months

Establishing retention period time for events in CyberQuest.

All the data is stored in two databases, the archive (offline) database and the online database. So, for deleting all the data/events older then GDPR requirements from CyberQuest the following two steps must be done:

A. Delete from archive (offline) database

Step 1

Authenticate in the CyberQuest web interface as an user with administrative rights.

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Step 2

Navigate to “Settings>Jobs” and select the “Jobs” option.

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Step 3

Create a new job from the “Action” menu in the top left corner Alt text

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Step 4

Complete the form with the appropriate information.

Name: The name of the delete job;

Description: The description for the delete job;

Server: Select the desired server;

Job Type: Select from the drop down list the “Delete job” job type;

Data Storage: Select the storage from where the data will be delete;

Period Spec. Type: Select the “Start & End Date” option;

Start Date: Select the start date from where to start deleting the data;

End Date: Select the end date from where to end deleting the data;

Is Active: Switch ON the job to change state to “Active”;

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Step 5

Save the newly created job by clicking on “Submit”.

Step 6

Execute the new created job by clicking on the “start” button.

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Step 7

To monitor the job execution, navigate to “Settings>Jobs>Job Executions”.

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B. Delete from online database

Step 1

Authenticate in the CyberQuest web interface as an user with administrative rights.

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Step 2

Navigate to “Settings>Application Settings”.

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Step 3

In the left panel click on “RetentionPeriod” setting.

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Step 4

Edit the “RetentionPeriodEL” settings Alt text and change the value in accordance to the GDPR requirements or the period stated in the internal set of rules.

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Choose the desired period and press the "Save" button.

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