Shall we recommand to have an audit settings enabled for a production site collection? if so, what are all the things that we have to consider before that?

what would be the maximum size of an auditData table per contentDB.

Note: We'd enabled audit setting for our production web-application and ended up with an issue with DB as auditData table grown to 50GB, so wants to ensure that everything is considered before suggesting any.


The maximum size of auditdata depends entirely on how often your site is used and what your business deems as a suitable length of time to retain audit data.

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  • please give me a brief description... – Karthikeyan Jun 21 '10 at 12:02
  • You'll have to set a benchmark as to how much data accumulates over a certain period, say a week. Then decide how long your business requires the data be kept, and work out your storage requirement for that.. – James Love Jun 21 '10 at 12:40

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