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Method to roll off application/systems log off of server to a different volume

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Looking for automated means in Windows Server 2008 on a non-domain server to roll off the application/system logs after meeting a specific quota.  I was looking into maybe using robo copy.  Any suggestions?
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by:Leon Fester
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This tool may be exactly what you're looking for:
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Event-Log-Backup-2f5e82ec

It uses a schedule for the backups and is not based on logfile size.

I would prefer this option to ensure that you keep the files with a defined criteria and date range for easier access and troubleshooting.

The issue is that is your logs are full and there is no space then you'd have problems with the server.

The other issue is that the bigger the log files the longer it will take you to work through them when you have to find something from the archived data.
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by:cgooden01
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The above stated solution is not working for me like intended. Any other solutions out there
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This worked alot better as a batch file.

rem Script start here
rem Timestamp Generator

set BACKUP_PATH=c:\backup\

rem Parse the date (e.g., Thu 02/28/2013)
set cur_yyyy=%date:~10,4%
set cur_mm=%date:~4,2%
set cur_dd=%date:~7,2%

rem Parse the time (e.g., 11:20:56.39)
set cur_hh=%time:~0,2%
if %cur_hh% lss 10 (set cur_hh=0%time:~1,1%)
set cur_nn=%time:~3,2%
set cur_ss=%time:~6,2%
set cur_ms=%time:~9,2%

rem Set the timestamp format
set timestamp=%cur_yyyy%%cur_mm%%cur_dd%-%cur_hh%%cur_nn%%cur_ss%%cur_ms%

wevtutil epl System %BACKUP_PATH%\system_%timestamp%.evtx
wevtutil epl Application %BACKUP_PATH%\application_%timestamp%.evtx
wevtutil epl Security %BACKUP_PATH%\security_%timestamp%.evtx

rem End of Script

Step 3: Configure script in scheduler
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by:cgooden01
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Solutions was great, but required modification but was accurate in its response
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