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Moving IIS Log Files to another Drive on Server 2012

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Hi

I have a exchange mail server that is running low on disk space. I would like to move the logfiles to D drive from the current C drive (%SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles).  Can I just change the setting and restart the IIS Admin?  Will it move the current log files? If not can I delete them too?

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Yamin
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Here are some steps on doing this, also applicable in later versions of IIS no restart is needed, but you can safe run:
iisreset /noforce


http://exchangeserverpro.com/change-log-file-directory-iis7/
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Hi

thank you - both responses are great. I had a feeling this would be matter of simply pointing to a new drive, but wanted to be certain.

Yamin
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Hi

I will do the move tonight, as users are on the system now.

Yamin
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Sounds great, happy to be able to help, you can change the logs at any point and then move them later.

There is no requirement for users to be offline in order to accommodate this.
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That great, I glade to help you, if you need any further assistance please me know.

Thank you.
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by:yaminz66
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HI

The system went down again so I have been forced to change the directory to the new drive.

As for the old log files can I just move them or delete them

Regards

Yamin
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You can try and change the path.
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Hi

Yes I have changed the path - but the old log files are still taking up space on the old drive. I am asking about those - can I delete them? I have moved them to the new drive in a different directory, as time was short.

Regards

Yamin
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Can you please share the screenshot path change and old path.
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The old path was - c:\inteput\logs\logfiles\

New path is - D:\inteput\logs\logfiles\
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Yes you can delete with confirm that you have take the backup.
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If you need more help on this you can share remote via teamviewer 9.
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