We’ve just installed the OpenFire server and Spark in the IT department (for testing) and hope to roll out to the rest of our divisions very soon. One of the deciding factors for using a new IM solution for our company was the ability to archive messages for later review. The “Monitoring Service” is an outstanding plugin and works flawlessly! However, I have a few questions: How far back will it hold messages? Is there a need to “clean it out” at some point? Our old IM software would let you archive “7 days” or “14 days” worth of messages (any number of days)… then it would clean them off the back end (oldest).
I’m using a local database (installed OpenFire on Windows 2003 and used the local database option). I’m just concerned about the size of this message archive once we have nearly 200 users. I am not real familiar with poking around in databases (if that’s where I’d need to clean this stuff). Some friendly direction would be greatly appreciated.