xConnect purging tool
Overview of the xConnect purging tool that lets you clean up unnecessary analytical data.
The purging tool lets you clean up unused analytical data to release the space and remove irrelevant data.
The purging tool lets you:
Purge contacts that did not interact with the site for a specified amount of days, anonymous contacts, or contacts filtered by custom conditions.
Create a backup for the collection database before a purge task is registered. After creating a purge task, there is no immediate ability to cancel or pause the task. You might lose some of the data due to purging after a cancellation.
Scalable Reads and the purging tool
The purge process consists of two steps:
Extract data in batches from the collection database.
Delete contacts based on the provided options.
You can optimize the purge process by enabling the Scalable Reads feature on xConnect.
Scalable Reads can route data extraction processes to the secondary node of the replicated collection database. When deleting data, operations run against the primary node.