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Sharepoint Log File Massive

Last Modified: 2012-06-21

We have a Windows 2008 Standard Server running sharepoint services using IIS Version 7.

Last night the server rebooted after some windows updates were applied.

The server then created a 13.9GB Log file in the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Logs" folder.

Upon investigation this file was a Sharepoint Services log file, this server has never done this before and am looking for an explaination as to what may have caused it.

I have looked at the diagnostic logging level and this is unchanged from normal.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide

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is the sharepoint using local sql server

in event viewer can you see what event was just before the reboot


Hi Ian,

Thanks for your help.

No it is using a seperate SQL server running SQL 2008

The Events directly preceeding the reboot are just the normal shutdown events you would expect to see nothing out of the ordinary at all.

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