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When to delete old logs; Is there value in archiving old logs such as ladb, lase, latm
Topic Started: Mar 22 2017, 07:28 AM (235 Views)
AndyRG
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Some of our system logs have been growing/accumulating since we went live in January of 2016. Last month when the system was down, I renamed the ladb, lase, and latm logs, and allowed the system to regenerate them when it restarted. What is a good standard/practice to have in terms of keeping/archiving the old logs? Are they not needed ... do I just delete them ... do I keep them for a while (how long) ... ? If the answer is keep, or keep for a while, what value, or potential use is there for any of these files?
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S-Nogalis
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Opinions will vary, but here is at least one response on log maintenance. It is a good idea to check the logs and rotate them periodically during a system maintenance window. If you have not been doing that regularly, you may want to start by doing it quarterly. If the logs are filling up more frequently you could do it more often, but it should at least be done annually. Logs older than a year are rarely helpful (& often confusing) & can be removed. Some log history can be helpful for comparison when encountering new errors or unusual activity. I generally prefer to rotate the logs quarterly, keep at least two quarters of history and delete the logs older than that.
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