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how can i do log rotation in windows 2008?

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hi

how can i do log rotation in windows 2008?

also, how do i backup the old ones?

thanks
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Windows will rotate the log files automatically if so-configured. Look for "AutoBackupLogFiles" in this file.

You can configure this on a server-for-server basis, but that's tedious for a large number of servers. I created an Administrative Template to set this on server computers, and then scripted a startup script to add a scheduled task to periodically pick up, ZIP, and move the log files to a retention location. It worked really well, and was cheap!

http://mx02.wellbury.com/misc/EventLogPolicy.adm

Source: http://serverfault.com/questions/26883/windows-event-log-rotation
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