Purge Syslog and Trap alerts from Solarwinds DB

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I was getting overloaded on the number of syslog messages in my Solarwinds DB and needed to purge them. So I wanted to share with other’s what MS SQL Server query to execute to do this. I purged everything older than 2/15/2014 using this query. You can tailor to meet your requirements.

Delete FROM [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[SysLog] Where datetime <= '2/15/2014'
Delete from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[Traps] Where datetime <= '2/15/2014'
Delete from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[TrapVarbinds] where TrapID not in (select TrapID from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[Traps])

If you would like to use a query to delete everything older than for example 30 days you can execute the following query. Of course you can modify to meet your requirements again.

Delete FROM [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[SysLog] Where datetime < GETDATE() - 30
Delete from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[Traps] Where datetime < GETDATE() - 30
Delete from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[TrapVarbinds] where TrapID not in (select TrapID from [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[Traps])

If you want to delete all existing Syslog and Trap messages you can run the following.

Truncate [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[SysLog]
Truncate [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[Traps]
Truncate [SolarWindsOrion].[dbo].[TrapVarbinds]

Enjoy!

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