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Can log files be deleted or moved?

Posted on 2007-11-19
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under the file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles, we have 2 folders of large size;
W3SVC1 and SMTPSVC1. can  the logs in them be deleted or move? if yes any bad side effects?
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they can be deleted and moved.  i would suggest not moving the folder, but the actual log files, copy them over to a bigger drive for future references.


if you don't need it though, go ahead and delete it.


A log file is simply a file that lists actions that have occurred.
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as above they can be moved or deleted they are just logs for your service. you can configure the amount of time you keep thses logs in ESM for future reference
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by:simsjrg
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You can delete them or move them... either is fine though I would suggesting moving them if possible or backing them up before deleting them.
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Thanks guys
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For future posts ...
This answer would be really helpful if you actually posted the steps to reconfigure the Exchange Server to move the location of the SMTPSVC1 log files.
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