The Control Center log database acquires log data from Scanners at regularly scheduled intervals. Depending on your environment and the log level that you specify, the log database can quickly increase to an unmanageable size. To prevent expansion, Symantec Messaging Gateway provides controls for specifying a maximum database size (the default is 50 MB). It also provides a log Expunger utility which purges older logs and prevents the database from exceeding the set limit (the default setting is daily). Users may also create custom configurations to meet specific or temporary needs.
The settings you specify here should take into consideration the log levels you set. For example, if you have a log level that produces high volumes of log data (such as Debug level), you may want to temporarily increase the database size and log purge rate. When you resume to normal log levels, you can change these settings back.
When the Log Expunger runs, it deletes log entries in the log database. It does not compact the database. To compact the database and decrease its size, Symantec Messaging Gateway runs an optimization process. This process occurs automatically based on disk usage, so you do not need to configure it. However, because the optimization process is processor-intensive, it normally runs during off-peak hours (the default setting is 2:00 A.M.). So the Expunger may delete rows from the log database, but the size of the database does not decrease until the optimizer runs.
You must have Full Administration or Modify rights to change log database settings. See Administrator rights.
To manage the log database size
In the Control Center, click Administration > Settings > Logs.
Click the Local tab.
Under Database Log Storage Limits, check Maximum log size.
In the adjacent box, type the maximum size that you want to allocate for the log database.
In the Days to store log data before deleting box, type the number of days to store log data.
Under Log Expunger, choose a frequency and a start time when the Control Center runs the Log Expunger to delete log data.
The hour drop-down list uses 24-hour format. For example, 23:00 is 11:00 P.M.
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