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Massive debug log file

Greetings!

One of our clients has ran out of space on his workstation due to SAS creating a whopping 300GB log file.

The log file is located under AppData and the file name is Aria-debug-5800.log. The file was created last thursday when the client had licensing issues which were cleared by simple reapply of the license file. I assume these issues are related.

 

Is the log file safe to delete and how I do I make sure it doesn't happen again? I assume it doesn't contain very critical information since it is only couple days old, but I would prefer to have a confirmation first.

 

Thank you.


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‎10-09-2017 09:18 AM
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Re: Massive debug log file

Are you sure this is a SAS software issue?  Googling aria-debug log suggests this may be an issue with Microsoft OneDrive.

 

Is the log in the generic %AppData% directory, or the SAS specific %AppData%\SAS one?

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Re: Massive debug log file

There's no way to know that without knowing what's in the code/data. 

 

That being said, I would assume that the log file from a failed process wouldn't have anything useful in the file, but it's probably worth touching base with your client. They'll probably know if they need the log file or not. 

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Re: Massive debug log file

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Are you sure SAS was creating this log file? It seems the SAS AppData location is being shared with another database, Aria. https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/aria-faq/

 

Seems like the log files are quite large for Aria if you do a wider google search:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/70suxz/anyone_has_files_like_this_popping_up_in_their/?s...

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3528869/hell-aria-debug-8864.html

 

Possible solution - https://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/par_clientsol/forum/par_win/onedrive-setup-creates-a-larg...

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‎10-09-2017 09:18 AM
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Posts: 428

Re: Massive debug log file

Are you sure this is a SAS software issue?  Googling aria-debug log suggests this may be an issue with Microsoft OneDrive.

 

Is the log in the generic %AppData% directory, or the SAS specific %AppData%\SAS one?

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Re: Massive debug log file

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Welp, that just might be it. We set the PC to synchronize ~50gb over the weekend. Someone in a Reddit thread also claimed recently that there's been a bad update that causes these kinds of issues. I though it was SAS' fault since WinDirStat claimed it was a SAS log file and I ended up using wrong search terms.

 

Thank you all for your time and help!

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