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How do I move/Limit the size of Logged folders in Exchange 2013

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We have recently moved to Exchange2013 and I switched off the Diagnostics logging as it was clogging up the C:\  but now I am left with a bunch of Logging folders that are over 1GB in size. Is it worth moving these to another drive? or is there a better way to limit these folders from becoming too large?

If so how do I move/"limit size" of logged files in Exchange2013 (All folders are = or larger than a Gig)
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Transport Roles
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/Diagnostics (switched off)
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/HttpProxy      
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/Monitoring
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/RpcHttp
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/CmdletInfra
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/logging/RPC Client Access
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Logging/EWS
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Bin/Search
      ProgramFiles/Microsoft/Exchange Server/V15/Client Access/OWA
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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You cannot limit the size, the only thing you can do is lower the retention period down from 30 days.
The logs are used by Exchange.

This blog posting explains what is going on.
http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-diagnostic-and-performance-log-files

However disk space is cheap, if you are running out of space then you didn't spec the server correctly. The server specifications recommend by Microsoft do take in to account the logging - every Exchange 2013 server I build has at least 200gb as the C drive.

Simon.
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by:Hec C
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I ended up disabling the logging of IIS (increased to over 40GB) and and increased the Server Hard Disk space to combat the increase of logging space. It is sitting and running well with a HDD space of 130GB.
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