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PIN64
Explorer

How to control log files growth

Recently some space problem on a server had me looking into the C:\Windows\Internet Logs folder and the tvdebug.log files inside it.

I have some very large files (a tvDebug_2020-06-22-21-33-36.log with 1.5 GB is the largest, but most others are close to 1 GB)

These file start when I installed Endpoint Security on the server and seem to be "archived" with a timestamp when the server is rebooted.

I have two questions:

  • Is there a way to manage/limit the size of these files?
  • Is it safe to delete the older files (not the current tvdebug.log)?

More generally, I would be grateful for any hints about how to control the disk space used on the client by Endpoint Security.

Thanks in advance

 

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G_W_Albrecht
Champion
Champion

Why was tvdebug enabled at all ? According to sk31665: How to enable tvdebug? , this is only enabled during debug...

Seems you run a legacy deployment ?

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PIN64
Explorer

Deployment is from the end of 2019, and we still are on version 82.10. I don't know if this count as "legacy"

I have checked and none of the variables defined in the article are present.

From the article, tvdebug.log should only exist when requested, but I have it on all clients

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G_W_Albrecht
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Champion

I would suggest to contact TAC - or use E83.20...

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PIN64
Explorer

I agree that newer is better (and I plan to upgrade as soon as we finish a few other projects), but still it feels like a bug 😞

I will ask our partner to contact TAC

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Kostya
Employee
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Hello, 

The SK is from 2006, my  guess the requirements changed, when TAC wanted to investigate issues (so the logs were left open)

As a workaround you can disable all logs by using the following environment variables

tvdebugcategories = off

tvloglimit = 1

* Remove Self-Protection to delete old files

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PIN64
Explorer

The variable work to stop the logs. I have asked our support to contact TAC, but it may have been solved i a later version.

Thanks for the help

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