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SEP 12.1.2: How to dicrease log files?

Created: 26 Aug 2013 | 6 comments
D@ry1's picture

Hey guys,

It's been quite a while since my last post, this time I was wondering around the SEPM Console, and I noticed that our drive space is getting smaller and smaller. One way I found to trim the size down is to retain only 6 days of security defenitions which is good because it worked. Now here is my problem:

1. How can I trim the the logs too? I cant find it on the SEPM Console.

2. Based on my previous readings (KB and Forum) deleting files directly from the Symantec directory is not advisable, what's your take on this?

Thanks,

Operating Systems:

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Rash_M's picture

Hi,

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:TECH96214  |  Created: 2009-01-17  |  Updated: 2012-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96214

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-database-using-high-amount-hard-drive-space

James007's picture

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:TECH96214  |  Created: 2009-01-17  |  Updated: 2012-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96214

check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sepm-server-disk-space

AJ_01's picture

Check it

Changing the log settings to reduce the size of the database.
Article:TECH105238 | Created: 2008-01-27 | Updated: 2010-11-02 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105238
 
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-database-using-high-amount-hard-drive-space
 

Regard

AJ

Ambesh_444's picture

Hello,

Please check .

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 database using a high amount of Hard drive space

www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-database-using-high-amount-hard-drive-space

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96214

Check this discussion

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sepm-1212-inetpub-folder-takes-alot-space

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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pete_4u2002's picture

reduce the log retenetion under the settings of Admin ---> server ---> edit the database properties and reduce the threshold and no. of days.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

In case you are using the SEP 12.1, to help control hard disk space, you can decrease the number of log entries that the database keeps. You can also configure the number of days the entries are kept.

Log information on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console Logs tab on theMonitors page is presented in logical groups for you to view. The log names on the Site Properties Log Settings tab correspond to log content rather than to log types on the Monitors page Logs tab.

To specify how long to keep log entries in the database

  1. In the console, click Admin.

  2. Under Servers, expand Local Site, and click the database.

  3. Under Tasks, click Edit Database Properties.

  4. On the Log Settings tab, set the number of entries and number of days to keep log entries for each type of log.

  5. Click OK.

log setting in SEPM.png

To clear log data from the database manually

  1. To prevent an automatic sweep of the database until after a backup occurs, increase a site's log size to their maximums.

  2. Perform the backup, as appropriate.

  3. On the computer where the manager is installed, open a Web browser and type the following URL:

    https://localhost:8443/servlet/ConsoleServlet?ActionType=ConfigServer&action=SweepLogs

    After you have performed this task, the log entries for all types of logs are saved in the alternate database table. The original table is kept until the next sweep is initiated.

  4. To empty all but the most current entries, perform a second sweep. The original table is cleared and entries then start to be stored there again.

  5. Return the settings on the Log Settings tab of the Site Properties dialog box to your preferred settings.

Check these Articles:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81197

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81198

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81208

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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