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Huge log files and can't move or delete - 17.Aug.2001 4:35:00 PM   


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My log files are huge and my network is small. I had to move them to a different partition, but I can't move two of the files. They are locked. I move all the other files with out a problem. I shutdown all the services and still couldn't move them. They are over 700MB disk space on a 2 GB partition. How can I move them?

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RE: Huge log files and can't move or delete - 17.Aug.2001 11:59:00 PM   


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- Try starting up in safe mode and moving the log files.
- If this fails, startup using the recovery console and manually copy the files to the new partition and erase them from the old.
- If this fails, run scandisk and make sure the drive is ok.

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RE: Huge log files and can't move or delete - 18.Aug.2001 5:11:00 AM   


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You must stop the services ato move the active logs that are currently logging. To have ISA log to a different Partition . In iSA management goto Monitoring and Configuration ... Open the Logs Folder in the details pane to the right you can right click on each log and select properties hit the options button to specify a new location.

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RE: Huge log files and can't move or delete - 20.Aug.2001 3:16:00 AM   


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Hi, if you didn't change the default settings for your log files they will be logging into 1 file continuously for each service (firewall, web etc). First thing you need to do is go to monitoring and configuration - logs, right click on the log file type (packet filter etc) in the right pane and choose properties. Set the log file storage format to file, then change the "create a new log" item to daily, weekly etc. Choose the log file type (ISA standard or W3C extended) then Save this and do the same for the other 2 default logs.
You may also want to change your log file location per the previous post. Click the options button on the same dialogue as above then point to the new location.
Now you can do 2 things, reboot your server, or stop and start all the ISA services. Upon restart they will be logging to your new log files and you will be able to delete your old files.
I recommend daily logs, it saves the grief of opening huge files, cutting and pasting out specific info, and they can be moved elsewhere to be backed up or burnrd to CD if your security policy requires this.


[This message has been edited by jacksun (edited 20 August 2001).]

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