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Old 02-13-2008, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question. I have BES installed on the C:\ drive which is almost out of space. is there a way to move it over to the D:\ which has much more space.
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I have a question. I have BES installed on the C:\ drive which is almost out of space. is there a way to move it over to the D:\ which has much more space.
What's taking up all the space? BES Logs?
You can easily set them to log to a different drive if that's what eating the space up.
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What's taking up all the space? BES Logs?
You can easily set them to log to a different drive if that's what eating the space up.

Yes it is the logs but i would like to move the whole install over if it is possible
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You can also go to the BlackBerry Server Configuration utility and set the debug log daily file age to say 5, so you only keep 5 days worth of logs. Once you set that then set the debug log auto roll to yes and restart your services. This will automatically delete logs older than 5 days.

You can also create a folder on the D: drive and chage your log directory as well.

I would limit the amount of logs you save though, no one usually needs logs that are more than a week old.

The BES software does nto take up much sapce but the logs can. I would off load the logs to another drive.

To move the BES you would ahve to uninstall and reinstall to configure the install directory.
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You can also go to the BlackBerry Server Configuration utility and set the debug log daily file age to say 5, so you only keep 5 days worth of logs. Once you set that then set the debug log auto roll to yes and restart your services. This will automatically delete logs older than 5 days.

You can also create a folder on the D: drive and chage your log directory as well.

I would limit the amount of logs you save though, no one usually needs logs that are more than a week old.

The BES software does nto take up much sapce but the logs can. I would off load the logs to another drive.

To move the BES you would ahve to uninstall and reinstall to configure the install directory.

Thanks for the info i am going to move the logs folder and check debug settings.
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When you open the BB Server Config utility there is a Logging tab, then you will see the current log directory and each log type(MAGT/ALERT/POLC/etc.). For each log type you will have to set the Debug Log Daily File Age and the Debug Log Auto Roll. Once all are set restart your BES services.

That should help you save some drive space.
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You can also go to the BlackBerry Server Configuration utility and set the debug log daily file age to say 5, so you only keep 5 days worth of logs. Once you set that then set the debug log auto roll to yes and restart your services. This will automatically delete logs older than 5 days.

You can also create a folder on the D: drive and chage your log directory as well.

I would limit the amount of logs you save though, no one usually needs logs that are more than a week old.

The BES software does nto take up much sapce but the logs can. I would off load the logs to another drive.

To move the BES you would ahve to uninstall and reinstall to configure the install directory.

Should i do this for all of the settings or just the blackberry alert
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You will have to make the change for all, as it is set for each individual log file.
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Am i able to just delete all of the old log folders that are there or will it mess something up.
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Deleting the old folders manually won't do anything to your BES. They are just text files. I would delete all except todays folder. I always like to keep some logs incase you need to look into something.
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Thank just wanted to make sure its not like exchange and if you delete a log file or folder it kills the server.

Thanks again for all your help
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There's also a bunch of temp files when viewing attachments on the BB that are being sent to your systems TEMP location (typially c:\windows\temp). Currently this location is not configurable within the BES software. RIM claims these files are only left behind if there are "problems", but there sure must be a lot of "problems" based on the number of files we end up accumulating.

According to RIM, this will be addressed with BES 4.1.5. I'm not sure if that means these temp files can be configured where they will be stored, or if they will clean them up when no longer needed (hopefully both).

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