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C:\windows\system32\certlog Problem, looking for guidance

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Hi there, I am running out of disk space every other day it seems, then finanlly figured out it that the c:\windows\system32\certlog directory has 28 Gb of .log files.

I found a way to change the windows path for the cert services, and all is ok it seems. Restarted the services and all is good.

Can i just now copy all .log files from the old directory to the new directory, or can i delete them?

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

Greg.
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As long as the CA's database is consistent deleting the files should be fine.

Microsoft's recommended procedure for deleting the log files is as follows:

Stop Certificate Services.
Backup the contents of the certlog folder.
Delete the edb.chk file and all the files that have a .log extension.
Then restart Certificate Services.


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truncating the database worked perfectly.
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