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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 14, 2023

Metrics for Websites not stored for more than 7 days (historic data / representative sample)

This is the case on the default Website Dashboard as well as for the Custom Instana Dashboards.
When checking this in detail, we recognized no separate metrics and that the data is completely based on website (trace) data.
Is this a bug or a feature?

Problem Views:
E.g., the last 7 Days with the live view is good and shows 472-page Loads.
Using fixed date 1-8 Dez shows different value -200 Page Loads:

The views and data are not consistent and misleading from our perspective.
Please check.

For Use Cases:
- Compare earlier weeks user/website behavior with this week.
- Check Website behavior in the past, max 365 days in the past.

Desired Solution:
We know these features from Application Perspectives, and we thought that they are equal to Website Perspectives. We ask for making this functionality equal and adjust the documentation.


Idea priority Medium

Increase the retention time of the monitored website data without increasing the retention time for backend traces and calls

For Website Tracking Data, the data is only complete for 7 days after which most data is dropped and the displayed data is based on sampled data, so it is basically incomplete. This is a problem for many of the customer's potential users. The cust...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Common / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration