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Zipped log files

Post by marius roma » Nov 28, 2016 10:10 am

On a Veeam B&R server I see dozens of files in the folder containing Veeam log files with manes like: <job_name>_<number>.zip.
Can I safely delete them?
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Re: Zipped log files

Post by veremin » Nov 28, 2016 10:43 am 1 person likes this post

Log files can be deleted manually indeed. Otherwise, you can play with the settings mentioned here in order to decrease number of log files stored. Thanks.

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Re: Zipped log files

Post by marius roma » Dec 02, 2016 9:21 am

Thank you for the pointer.
I changed the registry settings to decrease the nomber of saved logs but I see that old logs are not deleted.
Is there any way to force the deletion of old logs?
As an alternate solution, can I edit the registry so that from now logs are saved in a different folder, wait for a reasonable amount of time (one week?) and then delete the old folder?
Is there any alternate solution?
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Re: Zipped log files

Post by foggy » Dec 02, 2016 10:20 am 1 person likes this post

Have you restarted the backup after making the changes, as it is advised in KB?

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Re: Zipped log files

Post by marius roma » Dec 05, 2016 7:49 am

As a temporary solution is there any issue about compressing (via NTFS settings) the log files?
Many files are text, so I presume I can save a lot of space...
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Re: Zipped log files

Post by foggy » Dec 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Yes, NTFS compression can be used on the logs folder.

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Re: Zipped log files

Post by marius roma » Dec 06, 2016 8:37 am

I'm still fighting against disk space issues on my Veeam B&R server.
In the Veeam logs folder I see lots of directories whose name looks like <vm_name> and whose content is a sigle file whose name is: VeeamAgent.MountVm.log; the last change occurred in 2015...
Other forders are named as <job_name> and the contents look like:

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Agent.<job_name>.Source.<vm_name>.<vm_name>.vmdk.log
Agent.<job_name>.Source.<vm_name>.<vm_name>_1.vmdk.log
Agent.<job_name>.Source.<vm_name>.log
Agent.<job_name>.Target.log
Agent.VddkHelper.log
Job.<job_name>.Backup.log
Task.<vm_name>.vm-55504.log
Task.<vm_name>.vm-55504_1.log
The last change occurred in 2015 as well.
I strongly suspect that they are osolete files and folders.
How can I detect if I can safely delete them?
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Re: Zipped log files

Post by foggy » Dec 06, 2016 10:33 am

Basically, you can safely delete any log files, this will neither affect product operation nor your ability to restore.

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[MERGED] Cleanup Veeam logfiles, zip files, etc

Post by remko.de.koning » Feb 01, 2017 8:54 am

In the last couple of years the folder c:\users\all users\veeam\* has grown with logfiles, zipfiles, setup files, etc.
As the capacity of the C:\ drive is limted, I was wondering if I could do some cleanup in this folder.
Are there any recommendations on what can be deleted and what not?

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Re: Zipped log files

Post by DGrinev » Feb 01, 2017 9:42 am

Hi Remko,

It's safe to manually delete log files, please review existing topic above.

Thanks!

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[MERGED] Backup Log Files

Post by Iain_Green » Mar 01, 2017 2:25 pm

Hi

I am trying to see if there is a better way of managing the backup log files. We have them on a seperate drive. Currently all I appear to be able to do is extend the virtual disk as the files increase in size.
Currently the folder is taking up a 100gb of disk space.

Is there away of truncating these?

Thanks

Iain
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Re: Zipped log files

Post by DGrinev » Mar 01, 2017 2:39 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Iain,

Please, review different approaches in existing thread above.

Thanks!

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[MERGED] Log files Purge

Post by ELHOUSSAIN » Nov 27, 2017 11:24 am

Hi All,

We have a partition of log files and it become full after 3 week. We installed Veeam at now and we want to know how to purge log file with veeam in order to release storage space ?.

Thank you so much :D :)

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Re: Zipped log files

Post by veremin » Nov 27, 2017 11:46 am

Logs can be removed either manually or by modifying registry. Thanks,

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