To improve user experience, Alibaba Cloud has released the official version of the audit log feature for ApsaraDB for Redis. The official version of the audit log feature is integrated with Log Service and allows you to query, analyze, and export log data. You can use this feature to gain insights into the security and performance of an instance.

Release date

June 11, 2021

Released feature

Official version of the audit log feature

Billing

You are charged for the audit log feature based on the storage usage and retention period of audit logs. The fees that you must pay vary based on the region that you select. For more information, see Billing items and pricing.

Limits

  • The official version of the audit log feature is supported only by instances of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition and performance-enhanced instances of ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair). For more information about performance-enhanced instances, see Performance-enhanced instances.
  • The official version of the audit log feature is supported only by instances that run the latest minor version in Redis 4.0 or later. For more information about how to update the minor version and upgrade the major version of an instance, see Upgrade to a major version and Upgrade the minor version.

Suggestions

  • If you enable the official version of the audit log feature, you are charged additional fees. Therefore, Alibaba Cloud does not automatically enable the official version of the audit log feature. If the free trial version of the audit log feature is enabled and you want to continue using the audit log feature without interruptions, you must manually enable the official version of the audit log feature before June 11, 2021. For more information, see Enable the new version of the audit log feature.
  • If the free trial version of the audit log feature is enabled but you no longer need to use the audit log feature, you can disable the free trial version of the audit log feature before June 11, 2021. Before you disable the free trial version of the audit log feature, we recommend that you back up the audit logs that are generated. For more information, see FAQ.
    Note The entry point to disable the free trial version of the audit log feature is available starting from June 11, 2021, when the official version of the audit log feature was released.

FAQ

  • Can I continue to use the free trial version of the audit log feature after the official version of the audit log feature is released?
    The free trial version of the audit log feature remained available until June 10, 2021.
    Notice The official version of the audit log feature is commercially available starting from June 11, 2021, when the free trial version of the audit log feature started to be phased out.
  • Why is the free trial version of the audit log feature phased out?

    In the free trial version of the audit log feature, the log retention period is fixed to one day, and 100 GB of storage is provided to store audit logs that are generated on all instances in the same region. In actual business scenarios, you may require a longer log retention period and a larger storage capacity.

  • How do I back up audit logs before I disable the audit log feature?
    For more information about how to back up audit logs, see Download logs.
    Note
    • When you download audit logs, you specify the redis_audit_log Logstore and specify the project name in the following format: nosql-{User ID}-{Region}. Example: nosql-17649847257****-cn-hangzhou.
    • If you select Download Log in Current Page, you can download only the audit logs that are displayed on the current page. If you want to download all audit logs, select Download All Logs with Cloud Shell or Download All Logs Using Command Line Tool.
  • How do I disable the audit log feature for an instance?

    Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console and go to the Audit Log page of the instance. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Service Settings. Then, you can disable the audit log feature.

Technical support

If you have any questions, submit a ticket for technical support.