Configuring General Settings
General Settings allows you to define your data retention policy.
Scan Retention Settings
You can limit the amount of information retained in the main user interface, removing clutter and generally allowing you to easily manage your results. The default settings will retain the last 3 scans for each target (assuming the same scan profile was used), together with all the vulnerability information collected. Making a 4th scan will cause the oldest scan and its vulnerability information to be marked as "Archived".
🔍 Archive Behaviour with Different Scan Profiles
If you wish to retain a larger number of scans before archiving, you can adjust the settings here.
The list of vulnerabilities allows you to filter by "Archive Status", allowing to view archived information as necessary.
Automatically Deleting Scans from the Archive
By default, Acunetix will retain archived scan and vulnerability information for 730 days (2 years), after which the archived data will be deleted. You can adjust this to any duration you prefer. If you wish to disable deleting of archived data, you achieve this behaviour by setting the number of days to a very large value (such as 73000 days or 100 years).