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Clean Up of Exchange 2003 SMTP Logs

Posted on 2006-11-16
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I've been unable to find an answer to this.  We are running Exchange 2003 and I have a large number of log files in the
program files\exchsrvr\smtp logs\smtpsvc1 directory.  The are all named ex date.log   for example ex060117.log.

Can I just delete all of these files with the exception of the current date or is there some other process I need to follow to free up the disk space.  I need disk space quickly.

Thanks,

Andy
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If you must, I would leave the current days logs and delete the rest. I would actually leave as many as you can stomach. If you have a problem and need the log for trouble shooting you'll be kicking yourself for deleteing them.

Basically, only delete what you absolutely need to.
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I assume I can just delete them in windows explorer?  Some of the files are 6 -8 months old.

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Yes. Also, if you are not concerned with the logs you can enable circular logging to reuse the file so you dont end up with a lot of them but you will have the same issue as with deleting them if you want to troubleshoot a problem.
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