I am willing to bet that not too many people run into this issue, but it is still good to know. On, my client’s web server began to stall due to a full C: drive. Their server is an economy model and the C: drive is only 16GB. After some quick investigation, I found that 3.5GB were being used in the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12LOGS folder. This is the default location for the trace log. The path must exist on all servers in the farm, too. I decided to turn down the logging, at least temporarily, to get the server running again. To complete this task, I took the following steps:
- Navigate to SharePoint Central Administration
- Click Operations
- Click Diagnostic Logging
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Trace Log section
- Change Number of log files to 1
- Change Number of minutes to use a log file to 5
My client’s server is back up and running again, and I should not have to worry about the Trace Log getting out of control again.
The downside is that my Trace Log only goes back to the last 5 minutes of work on the server. I am researching my options here. It may not be important enough though.