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Cleaning up a huge “DataServiceComponents.log” file on SBS 2008

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/19

When cleaning out an old SBS 2008 Servers, I saw a huge “DataServiceComponents.log” file. [WayBackSBS 2008 disk space and the DataServiceComponents.log file – Oxford SBS Guy indicated how to clean it up and pointed to [WayBackRecovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008 | The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog.

Both posts have the problem that many backslashes missing in the the various paths.

So this is how I cleaned the DataServiceComponents.log file using an UAC command prompt:

C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\MonitoringServiceLogs
net stop DataCollectorSvc
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" 
a -t7z -m0=lzma2 -mx=9 -aoa -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on -sdel DataServiceComponents-backup.7z DataServiceComponents.log
net start DataCollectorSvc

Note that DataCollectorSvc is the shorthand for the Windows SBS Manager service.


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