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15 GB log file generated from SharePoint

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


Last Friday, I installed Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 (WSS) on Windows Server 2008.  This morning (Monday), I noticed that the C drive has only 502 KB of free space.  I went through the C drive and found a 15 GB log file in the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS

This, apparently, got created at 7:44PM last Friday night somehow.  I, just now, deleted it as it was too big to open in Notepad.  The server now has 14.2 GB of free space on the C drive. 

Since the C drive is only a 30GB drive, we can't afford for log files of this size to get created again.

I checked Event Viewer and there were no events leading to a cause for this. 

Does anyone know why this would have happened?  Is there a way of preventing this from happening, again?  Is there a way of automatically purging these log files?

In light of this, the client would like for the Temp, tmp, and all log file locations moved off of the C drive and onto the D drive.  Is there a way to do so without uninstalling and reinstalling WSS onto the D drive?

Are there really any issues (aside from log file creation!) with installing Windows Sharepoint Service onto the C drive?


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