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Managing thousands of full text indexing logs

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on top of Windows Server 2008 R2 - 64 bit.  The server hosts 345 unique databases for one application (multi-tenant).  Performance is generally fine, but every week or so the server abends because it has created thousands and thousands of blank full text indexing logs.  These log files are created only on restarting the SQL Server.
When the server restarts it creates the file with the name SQLFTxxxx.log.1.
The second time when restarted it will have the name SQLFTxxxx.log.2.
and so on..
We have created a batch file to remove older logs, but even one restart creates over 70,000 log files.  And they are all blank!  

Full text indexing is required for a search feature in the application....how can we better manage these logs?!?

-Thorin
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One clarification - we have determined the log files are created by SQL Server on restart - not our application's indexing request.
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Open a ticket with CSS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539

It's worth to create a ticket regarding this. I have seen something similar on a forum, and the answer there was to turn this to CSS.

Good luck, and please report back to this thread to assist others.

//Marten
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Howdy Experts!

I opened a ticket with MS on this and they did not have any particular solutions.  Essentially...this is working as designed.  There is no documentation available on managing these logs, and there is no maintenance plan for managing them.  

To alleviate the problem we have created a batch file to remove the older logs as they are generated.  This is a temporary solution until we can break the SQL Server into multiple instances and reduce number of dbs to ~ 100 per instance.  

-Thorin
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