How to stop the performance logs from filling up the C drive in exchange 2013

The performance log files are filling up the C drive on our Exch 2013 server. Three questions...
How do I move these logs files or can this be disabled and how do I free up the disk space being taken up by then?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Performance logs OR Exchange transaction logs?  Performance logs require you to set them up; Exchange logs are NOT performance logs.  The proper way to get rid of them is to do an Exchange-aware backup.  That should remove them.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876854%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
vmichAuthor Commented:
Well I am not sure because something is filling up the C drive on our exch 2013 server...
The edb files is on the E drive along with the edb logs so I thought I read there are other logs by default get put to C drive.. Is this correct?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Can you post the path these files are stored in?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
well I am not sure but from what I read, there are files now with exch 2013 that get put to the C drive by default?
Is this true because there is something that is filling up the C drive..
vmichAuthor Commented:
Does anyone know if there are log files separate from the edb log files that get sent to the C drive with exchange 2013 now?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
repeating:
Can you post the path these files are stored in?

Or are you saying you don't know where they are and you're just guessing it's Exchange log files that are causing your problem?

Have you run a tool like WinDirStat on the C: as the system account (using PSEXEC -I -S -D)?  (Google PSEXEC).

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vmichAuthor Commented:
that's what I am saying.. I don't know what is using up the C drive but from things I keep seeing on the web, it keeps saying that exch 2013 by default is putting some type of log files there??
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can't assign blame to anything until you examine more deeply what's going on.  What did WinDirStat reveal?
vmichAuthor Commented:
I found the issue...
There are files on the C drive under C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles and then in there is 2 folders which are W3SVC1 and W3SVC2. So I just had to compress the logs to a zip file and then delete the log files, but leaving the last few days just in case supports need them in the future for troubleshooting.
vmichAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for vmich's comment #a41268829

for the following reason:

Log files under inetpub directory needed deleted.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I specifically pointed out that you needed to more deeply inspect what was going on - appears you did.
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