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Deleting Log Files

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I am running out of space on a Server, and I need to keep it going for several more months.
Then they are upgrading to a new Server. I am deleting and moved as much as I can to the D Drive.
As we need to install updates C: It is dropping! We are at 1Gig. Can I delete all the Log files?
I did a *. and come up with a lot of them.
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so long as you don't mean the transaction log files (*.trn) then yes.
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by:chapmandew
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are you referring to the log backup files?  If so, then you can delete them.  What are some of your larger files (extension)?
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You can't delete your .MDF and .LDF file of your database other than that you can delete if you are running out of space.
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As I do a *.log search on C:  I come across log text files like: SQLsetup0001_Server-tools.log,
vxInst.log-serveral Acronis backup logs, Symantec reporting Agent logs-
res.log located in the Windows/ntds folder

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yes can delete them
Try doing a disk cleanup through windows too
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those files are backup or log of database itself. you can delete it.
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sure...you can remove them....OR...even better, move them to a different server.
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YOu can also look for mailboxes that are no longer used maybe by users who have left the company. Purge the not connected mailboxes can free up some space too.
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Everyone helped with this thanks.
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