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  1. You can stop certain devices from being managed in OpenAudit Open-Audit Enterprise which will reduce the device count.
  2. Mark devices as Deleted and then completely remove the "deleted" devices from the database.
  3. Configure Open-AudIT to allow deleting when Status is set to Deleted.

1. Stop Devices from being Managed in


Open-Audit Enterprise.

This process is applicable with Open-Audit v 3.x


  1. Edit the device and set its Status to 'Deleted'.
    1. Open a browser to:  http://<hostname>/omk/open-audit/devices
    2. On the far right of the table click the box for each device that should be deleted.
    3. At the upper right hand corner of the table click the blue 'Bulk Actions' Button.
    4. On the next page find the 'Status' field.
      1. Click the edit icon to the right of this field.
      2. From the drop down menu select deleted.
      3. Click the green check box to the right of the field that has just appeared.
  2. Go to menu -> Admin -> Database -> List Tables.

  3. Click the 'system' table's Details icon.

  4. You'll see various options for deleting rows (devices) from the database on that page. Click the RED Delete button in the Device Status: Deleted row. 

3. Delete when Status is set to Deleted

If you edit the Open-AudIT configuration for the item "device_auto_delete" and set it to "y", after prompting:

Are you sure?

Your settings mean this will permanently DELETE this device and remove all its data from the database.

Is this acceptable?

on the Bulk Edit screen and the device details screen, the device(s) will be purged from the database.

This saves having to perform the additional steps (step 2 onward) in #2 above.

Need to delete lots of devices at once? Check out: How to Bulk Edit device attributes