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How do I clear IBMASRSvc.log

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Last Modified: 2010-01-27
We are running Windows 2000 SP4 on an IBM xseries.

There is a file on my c:  named   IBMASRSvc.log

This seems to be a part of the IBM Automatic Server Restart service.

The file has grown to 276Mb

Does anyone know how I clear it down ?
Question by:PhilNicholson
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Goto Safe Mode and delete this file.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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I think there is no way except deleting this file from Safe Mode because in Normal Mode you can't delete this or clear the log from this file because this file is being used by the IBM Automatic Server Restart Service.

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There are other logs, like the event viewer, that I can clear down while in use, so why not this one ?
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Nirmal Sharma earned 1500 total points
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>>>There are other logs, like the event viewer, that I can clear down while in use, so why not this one ?

I told you the reaons in my second post. If you want to confirm then you do one thing...stop this service from services.msc snap-in if it is running already and then clear the log. Why i told you to go into Safe Mode and then delete this file because Safe Mode does not load any third party services except Windows Executive services with pre-configured when you first time install Windows OS.


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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Did you able to clear the log ?

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I followed your second post  ie I stopped the service, saved a copy of the log and then deleted it from C:   When I started the service again, the log was recreated, but that is OK,  at present it is only 4k big, and I know now to keep an eye on it.

The reason that I was reluctant to stop the server completely was because all this is running on one of our company's mail servers !!!!

Thanks for your help.  This was my first question posting.  I hope I have done the right thing and you now have the points for your answer.

Thanks again


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I know how to clean it, but I need to know how to stop it from being growing?

Do anyone know how to stop the growth of this file?


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