How to Calculate Logging Storage

The Simple Formula:
Storage in Gigabytes = Number of Events x (Average Bytes per Event / Bytes to GiB conversion factor)
  • Bytes to GiB conversion factor: 1073741824
  • Average for Windows security events: 200 bytes
  • Average for highly complex database event: 1500 bytes
  • Average for mixed type events (database & security): 650 bytes

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