Exchange 2016 logging folder Huge

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I have an exchange server 2016 & its logging folder  is getting filled up very quickly & huge in space. Is there anyway to cleanup- automatically & is is safe to cleanup

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c:\program files\microsoft\exchange server\V15\Logging



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-->Is there anyway to cleanup- automatically & is is safe to cleanup
Do not clean manually. There are scrips available for cleaning up.
Here's a good wiki article about Exchange logs: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/31117.exchange-201320162019-logging-clear-out-the-log-files.aspx

Once try this script:

gci 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Logging', 'C:\inetpub\logs' -Directory | gci -Include '*.log','*.blg' -Recurse | ? LastWriteTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-7) | Remove-Item

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/153965-clear-exchange-2013-2016-log-files
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timgreen7077Exchange Engineer
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See the link for the below script and you can run it via the powershell.

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Clear-Exchange-2013-Log-71abba44

You can actually delete those files manually (not the folder), and it will not cause a problem, run the script will save you a ton of time.
Download the script and right click and select run with powershell, and thats it, you will watch as it deletes all those files. It can take a while if there is are alot of files so be patient it working.
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Thanks guys for you comments,

 but is there a way to disable this logging... ?
timgreen7077Exchange Engineer
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There is always a way but it will take modifying the config files on each folder and the next time you run a CU update on exchange it will be enabled again. Not worth the trouble. Just run that script and you will be good. You can set the script to run as a scheduled task but that i definitely the easiest thing to do. Disregard disabling them because they will be needed for troubleshooting if something ever happens.
AkhaterSolutions Architect

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Don't disable logging. As per my previous comment schedule the maintenance. You never know when you are going to need the logs

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