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Set the History Retention Period (SQL Server Management Studio)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Specify the history retention period on the General page of the Distribution Database Properties - <DistributionDatabase> dialog box. This setting controls how long replication agent history is stored. This page is available from the General page of the Distributor Properties - <Distributor> dialog box. For more information about accessing this dialog box, see View and Modify Distributor and Publisher Properties.

To specify the history retention period

  1. On the General page of the Distributor Properties - <Distributor> dialog box, click the properties button () for the distribution database.

  2. Enter a value in the Store replication performance history at least box.

  3. Click OK.

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