Extarcting some text from linux log file

Experts !  I am a linux newbie  . I have a large log file whcih is around 2.5 GB on a linux server. I want to search for an event  which got only few lines of text within that log file . How can I search or extract that event from that log file .
I  am afraid to open this log file with text editors like vi or nano directly from the server since it is in production. i will be in trouble if my server  freezes.
ivoicenetworksAsked:
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Assuming your event starts with someting like "Event ID 99" and ends with someting like "Event END" you can do

awk '/Event ID 99/,/Event END/' logfile

wmp
woolmilkporcCommented:
sed -n '/Event ID 99/,/Event END/p' logfile

will do the same, by the way.

wmp

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woolmilkporcCommented:
... and there is also Perl:

perl -ne 'print if /Event ID 99/../Event END/' logfile
berniepCommented:
it would be interesting to know the timing results on such a large file from the 3 methods suggested by wmp, if you get a chance.
ivoicenetworksAuthor Commented:
thanks experts
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