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Sql Server 2008 R2 - Removing Full Text Index Crawl Logs

Posted By: anup     Posted Date: March 18, 2011    Points:5   Category :Sql Server

Is it possible to remove old Full Text crawl log files (SQLFT0000800006.LOG) from the server before the new indexing is run.


Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan       [Moderator]      
Posted Date: March 18, 2011     Points: 20   


Can you explain your requirement briefly...

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Author: anup             
Posted Date: March 18, 2011     Points: 20   


The requirement is as follows.

One of our application uses around 325 databases.

These databases are hosted in one Sql Server Instance and we use Sql Server 2008 R2.

One of the feature of the application is Full Text Searching and for this we use the Full Text Search feature of Sql Server 2008.

For all the databases, we have given the option "Manual" and every night (after 11:00 PM) we run the full text indexing from one of our service.

Recently we found that there are about 400,000 of the crawl logs in the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG directory. I have been removing the older ones (it was in the millions) and still there are this many files.

Also, when the Sql Server Instance is restarted, it starts creating these files again and it takes the whole day for all these databases to come back live.

What are we missing here. Can we stop the creation of these log files or can we remove old files that are created.

Due to these files, the memory consumption of the server on startup of the instance is also huge. Could anyone please advice us what to do.

Thanks a lot

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