trace-vss file is too big, how to reduce the file size

Posted on 2014-08-10
Last Modified: 2014-08-11
Hi Guys,

Exchange2010 trace-vss.txt is a text file which is more than 8GB now. I want to reduce the file size or move the file to a different drive.

Can someone help?


Question by:ajoyrajan
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    Accepted Solution

    1. Do you really need this log?
    "tracelog -stop vss" will stop the log
    create a text file named vss.ctl that contains only the following text:
    9138500e-3648-4edb-aa4c-859e9f7b7c38 vss
    Use the following command to start tracing:
    tracelog -start vss -f x:\vss.etl -guid vss.ctl -flag 0xff -level 0xaa
    Note  Replace "x:\" with the path to the directory where you would like the trace log file to be stored.
    Use the following command to stop tracing:
    tracelog -stop vss
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    Author Closing Comment

    Worked like a charm. Thanks for that.

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