turbot/azure_compliance

Control: 4.3.7 Ensure server parameter 'log_retention_days' is greater than 3 days for PostgreSQL Database Server

Description

It is recommended to enable log_retention_days on PostgreSQL Servers. Enabling log_retention_days helps PostgreSQL database to sets number of days a log file is retained which in turn generates query and error logs. Query and error logs can be used to identify, troubleshoot, and repair configuration errors and sub-optimal performance.

Remediation

From Console

  1. Login to Azure console and navigate to PostgreSQL Servers.
  2. For each database, go to Settings section from left pane.
  3. Click on Server parameters.
  4. Search for log_retention_days.
  5. Enter value in range of 4-7 and click save.

From Command Line

Command to update log_retention_days configuration

az postgres server configuration show --resource-group <resourceGroupName> --server-name <serverName> --name log_retention_days

Usage

steampipe check azure_compliance.control.cis_v130_4_3_7

SQL

This control uses a named query:

postgres_db_server_log_retention_days_3

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