You can configure
Activator to delete unwanted database records and files in the backup directory based on the
age of the records and files.
To configure automatic purging:
- In the
Activator user interface, from the menu bar select
Trading configuration > Manage trading configuration to open the
- From list of tasks, select
Configure purge dates for trading engine messages.
- Select an option:
Delete messages on their purge dates
- By default,
Activator is set to delete database records and backup files after they have been in the system
for 45 days. Use the years / months / days fields to change the age settings. The
system checks every 15 minutes to delete records and documents that have reached their
- If you change the purge interval, the new interval affects only messages processed
after the change. The purge dates of messages processed before the change remain the
same. But you can use another tool to change purge dates retroactively, to synchronize
with a new purge interval. See
Purge Activator manually.
- Only database records and messages in a final state are deleted. A final state is
when no more processing action is pending. Final states are reported in
as: Delivered, Failed and Resubmitted.
Turn off purging, but continue setting purge dates
- You can choose to turn off purging of database records and backup files. This is not
recommended unless you have requirements for maintaining database records and backup
We recommend setting the age for deleting messages identical to the age for deleting
message-related events. For more information, see
Configure event purge.
Note for CSOS users
If you are licensed for CSOS functionality, CSOS records and message backups are scheduled
to be retained for two years, beginning with version 5.4. The CSOS retention period
is configurable, but only with the help of
If the page for configuring purge dates calls for deleting records and messages less
than 2 years old, CSOS records and messages do not abide by this schedule and are
retained for two years. If the setting on this page is more than two years, CSOS messages
are retained for the longer period.