Change-log-retention-period: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Specifies the amount of time to preserve the change logs.

This property is equivalent to the Change Log user interface setting that is located on the Web Application General Settings page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname change-log-retention-period

-propertyvalue {Numeric value in days}

[-url] <https://server_name>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

propertyname change-log-retention-period

[-url] <https://server_name>


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

Property values

The following table shows possible values.

Name Value


Gets or sets the name of the property.


Number of days to retain entries in the change log. The default value is 15 days.


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To set the number of days to the change log to 21 days, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn change-log-retention-period -pv 21