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Purging Exchange Server 2013 Logging files

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I have an Exchange Server 2013 install on a single server. I am running low on disk space for the C driver where my exchange is installed. My databases are on different partitions. I am now running in to the problem of available disk space on the C drive. The C drive is 150GB and I only have around 37.5 GB of free space.

I see that Exchange 2013 generates a lot of log files in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Logging directory
I understand that these are important log files but I cannot see a way to clear old files and save on disk space. I want to avoid hitting any back pressure so that mail delivery is not interrupted.

If anyone know a good solution for keeping these large quantities of log files down it would help greatly.

Thank you.
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You can simply change the time that Exchange retains the logs for. By default it is 30 days for most of the logs - if they are generating too much then simply change the time down - seven days might be enough.

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Simon, thanks for your response.
Where would you go to change the retention period on the logging files for the above directory. Of course I am not talking about the transaction logs for the actual databases.

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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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There is no single place to change it as each service has its own settings.
You have to modify each of the logging settings individually.

I would identify which is the biggest directory/s and modify the settings for that.

Simon.
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