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By default, messages are stored in the Riak database for fourteen days (1209600 seconds). This length of time is determined by expiry_secs in the /opt/msys/3rdParty/riak/etc/app.config file.

The relevant section of this configuration file is reproduced below.:

{<<"mstore">>, riak_kv_bitcask_backend, [
  {data_root, "/var/db/riak/mstore"},
  {expiry_secs, 1209600}

To adjust the length of time that messages are retained, change the value of expiry_secs.

For more information about Riak see Riak.

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