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Log file problem - CircularLogArchiver

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Shaun Vermaak
My name is Shaun Vermaak and I have always been fascinated with technology and how we use it to enhance our lives and business.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled

Logging is a good thing but unfortunately, it comes at a cost of disk space. and if left uncheck it can lead to systems running out of space.

If the particular system supports this, circular logging should be enabled to mitigate. Circular logging works but overwriting oldest logs first.

 


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Above shows the process to enable circular logging in Exchange


This is great if the system supports it however if it doesn't, it forces administrators to manually clear logs, preferably before disk runs out of space.


This is where CircularLogArchiver comes in. It enables circular logging functionality on any log files.


Usage : CircularLogArchiver.exe GO [/LP:LogPath] [/LE:LogExtention] [/AI:ArchiveInterval] [/AOT:ArchiveOlderThan] [/DAOT:DontArchiveOlderThan] [/DOT:DeleteOlderThan]


Example : CircularLogArchiver.exe GO /LP:”C:\Logs” /LE:”*.log” /AI:”M” /AOT:”1″ /DAOT:”3″ /DOT:”3″


Example above will archive all files in “C:\Logs” with *.log extension that are between one and three months old and it will delete files older than three months


CircularLogArhiver can be downloaded from http://blog.ittelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CircularLogArchiver.zip

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