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Your Scheduler Database: Clearing Historical Data Made Easy

Welcome to our blog post on optimizing your VDM / Scheduler experience by clearing Historical Data in the settings!

In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of running VDM as an admin, accessing the Settings menu, adjusting the Historical Data setting, and effectively managing database bloat caused by logging. By following these instructions, you can streamline your Scheduler database and ensure smooth operation of your Scheduler jobs.

Let's dive in and enhance your VDM performance together!

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Run VDM as an administrator to access the Service Options (Only available when launched as administrator).

2. Navigate to the Settings menu within VDM.

3. Click on Service Options to reveal additional configuration settings specific to the Scheduler Service.

4. Scroll down to locate the Historical Data option located under the Scheduler Service section.

5. Adjust the setting as needed (Default is set to 60 days). The Historical Data setting will clear database fields 6 and 7, which store completion and start times for Scheduler jobs.

POST SUMMARY: This blog post guides users on clearing Historical Data in VDM's Settings. To do this, users must run VDM as an admin, access Settings, navigate to Service Options, and locate the Historical Data section. By default, this setting is configured for 60 days. This setting will clear database fields 6 and 7, which store completed and start times for jobs executed through the Scheduler. This process helps reduce database bloat caused by potentially excessive logging.

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