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Can I delete IIS log files?

Recently you have noticed the C: Drive on your DocuWare Server has been filling up with large logs produced by IIS. You do not know if these logs are safe to delete or not. Solution: Yes, it is safe to delete IIS log files.

How do I manually delete IIS logs?

Open Server Manager, click the Tools menu, and then click Task Scheduler. In the Actions pane of the Task Scheduler dialog box, click Create Task. On the General tab of the Create Task dialog box, enter a name for the task, such as “Delete Log Files”.

How do I delete a SCCM log?

Delete SCCM IIS Logs File Manually

  1. In the Start a Program section, entrer the following command : Forfiles.exe -p C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1 -m *.log -d -30 -c “Cmd.exe /C del @path\”
  2. You can change the number of days if desired (30)

Is deleting log files safe?

Yes, log files can be safely deleted. Next time a log file needs to be appended to and is missing, it will be created (don’t delete the actual Logs folder itself though). Log files are always presumed transient.

How do I disable IIS logs?

In IIS 6, logging must be disabled per site. Expand Web Sites and locate the site you want to disable logging on. Right click the site and select properties. On the “Web Site” tab, uncheck “Enable logging”, and click OK.

What happens if I delete log files?

By default DB does not delete log files for you. For this reason, DB’s log files will eventually grow to consume an unnecessarily large amount of disk space. To guard against this, you should periodically take administrative action to remove log files that are no longer in use by your application.

Do I need IIS logs?

Your IIS logs can be very valuable for troubleshooting web traffic trends and as a security audit log. It is critical data that every development team should have access to and archive for a period.

What do IIS logs look for?

The IIS log file is also a fixed ASCII format that logs more information than other file formats. It includes basic items such as IP and username, request date and time, service status and number of bytes received, as well as detailed items of target files.

How do I clean up Exchange logging folder?

There are several ways to cleanup Transaction logs in Exchange:

  1. Perform regular backups of your Exchange mailbox databases.
  2. Enable the Circular Logging for your transaction logs.
  3. Move the Exchange database with transaction logs to another large drive.

How can I get rid of my IIs log files?

Fortunately, there are alternatives to doing so, such as the following: Enable folder compression. Move the log folder to a remote system. Delete old log files by script. Delete old log files by the IIS Log File Cleaner.

Where are the IIS log files stored on the disk?

IIS log files are stored by default in the %SystemDrive%inetpublogsLogFiles folder of your IIS server. The folder is configured in the Directory property on the Logging page for either the server or an individual site. To lessen the problem of log disk usage, you can move your IIS log files to a folder on another server that has more space.

What does the IIS log cleaner app do?

The IIS Log Cleaner consists of the following: The IISLogCleaner.exe application that executes the log cleaning process. The settings.txt file that specifies the log file folder to be cleaned and the maximum age at which a log file is deleted. The IIS Log Cleaner icon in the notification area (labeled IIS).

How to empty a log file in Linux?

The safest method to empty a log file in Linux is by using the truncate command. Truncate command is used to shrink or extend the size of each FILE to the specified size. Where -s is used to set or adjust the file size by SIZE bytes.