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SharePoint Logs files growing increasingly large

  Asked By: Grayson    Date: May 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2936

We are currently running SharePoint 2003 (medium web farm). One of the
front end web server is running very low on space. I did a query and
noticed that the C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\ folder has tons of log
files. Can these be deleted or pruned in some way. I have files going as
far back as 2005.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shara Johnson     Answered On: May 08

Are they your IIS logs? If so, then it's up to you if you want to delete them
or not. They are text files  with a lot of repeating information so they will
compress nicely if you want to keep them around. My recommendation would be to
zip them up and move them someplace else.

Answer #2    Answered By: Victoria Bell     Answered On: May 08

The STS folder has sharepoint  logs; the WSVC folder(s) have the IIS
logs. I run a scheduled task on all my web servers that deletes the
log files  that are older than 30 days. I also relocated the
logfiles folder to a seperate drive (d:) to conserve space on my c:

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