Sandbox

In Humio all users have a private Repository called The Sandbox.

The sandbox has the following limitations compared to normal repositories:

  • You cannot change retention
  • You cannot add multiple users

The retention settings are 7 days, 14 GB for ingest size and 3 GB for storage size.

Use-cases

Based on whether you are using Humio self-hosted or Humio Cloud the use-cases for the sandbox differ slightly

Self-Hosted

You can use your sandbox as a testing area where you can create parser and ingest data without having to create a new Physical Repository, or impact one of your existing repositories.

Humio Cloud

Free Humio Cloud users use the sandbox as their primary storage. It is perfectly suited for smaller projects with low retention requirements and no need for multiple user access.

By creating Views that read from the Sandbox, you can easily create specialized repositories for each of your services and systems.

In-App Tutorial uses your sandbox as storage

When you run Humio’s In-App tutorial also uses the sandbox as storage, so don’t be surprised to find tutorial events mixed with your own.

Not Enough?

If the sandbox is not enough consider upgrading your Cloud account to Humio Pro or hosting your own Humio cluster.