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In order to improve the overall user experience and to expedite the speed at which the incident dashboard and search results load, GoToAssist Service Desk performs regularly scheduled (i.e., daily) archiving of historical incident data within our system. Incidents and their associated data (e.g., comments on incidents) that are older than 2 years from the date they were last updated are automatically archived and available in Read-Only format, however, agents can still use the "Search" feature to access their archived incident data. If you would like to export your entire account, please see below.
Once incidents are archived (2 years after the date they were last updated), they will be deleted from our system 1 year from the date they were archived, allowing incident data to stay in our system up to 3 years from the date it was last updated.
While it is the incident and related data that becomes archived, this does not mean Service Desk users need to create a Knowledge Article for every incident. Service Desk users can get the most optimal performance and results by creating Knowledge Articles that document the most useful information, like the root cause of an underlying issue, pertinent actions and processes that lead to identifying a solution, and the solution itself.
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All incident data that becomes archived still remains available to users in Read-Only format within their account. To access archived incident data, agents can use keywords in the "Search" field, then filter by "All records" in the right navigation under the Services/States section. Users can also filter by "Non-Archived records only" to view service records that can still be edited, as they have not yet been archived by the system.
When users click to view an archived incident, an "Archived by System" notification appears at the top with a message, "This incident was last updated more than 2 years ago and hence it has been archived."
Admins can export their entire account, including ALL Incidents, Problems, Changes, Releases, Messages, Services, Users, Customers, Companies, Groups, and archived incident data in XML or CSV format, as follows:
- Go to https://desk.gotoassist.com/admin/account/export.
- Use the radio button to select XML or CSV format.
Note: Exporting of note fields such as Symptom, Discussion, and Resolution will only be included in the XML format.
- Click Save.
- An email notification will be sent to your account email address once the export is complete. The email will contain the same link (https://desk.gotoassist.com/admin/account/export) where you can download the .zip of your exported account in the file format you selected.
Note: Attachments contained within records will need to be downloaded separately as they are not included in the export.
What data is being archived and eventually removed?
What actions count as "last updated?"
What actions do not count as "last updated?"
When does archiving begin? How often will it occur?
Can I still view archived incidents?
Can I edit archived incidents?
When does removal begin? How often will it occur?