Publication: DZone
Title: Simplifying InfluxDB: Retention Policy Best Practices
Author: Margo Schaedel

Abstract: This DZone article by InfluxData DevRel Margo Schaedel explains what a retention policy is and how to create the best retention policy for your use case with InfluxDB. Schaedel discusses the role of a retention policy for determining how long your data will be kept. The author then walks readers through the general guidelines to consider when setting up your database’s retention policy. These include the optimal data retention duration for your use case and “designating the shard group duration for all data that will follow this retention policy.”



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