Hello. I am new to the administration side of SAS but I have been developing reports for quite a while. I've been monitoring the disk space used on the SAS server and I noticed that the disk usage has been steadily increasing, unexpectedly, since May 2019. I first looked at orphaned work files but those don't seem to be an issue since I started running cleanwork.exe on a daily basis in May of 2019. Next, I looked at my metadata server logs and I believe that may be where my problem lies. I have some very old logs dating back to 1/1/2018. Another thing I noticed about the daily logs is that their size had been steadily increasing from 1/1/2018 (1.3 MB) to 5/1/2019 (50MB) and then the size of the daily log jumped dramatically overnight from approximately 50MB to 225+ MB in May of 2019. The 225MB level has been maintained ever since. Also since May 2019, it looks like there are more instances of multiple logs per day (one large and the others smaller).
Thanks for your time.
The increase in the size of the daily logs could be due to enabling of additional logging for debugging , if this is not turned off due to some reason the size of the logs will be significantly higher. You can follow the link below for more details about ARM logging in SAS.
Archival of the metadata logs might have been defined by the policies within your organization. Please check with your system admin.
Hello and thanks for the response. No changes have been made to the logging configuration. As far as deleting the metadata logs, I was asking if there was any problem with deleting the logs from a SAS operation/technical standpoint; we have no policy on when/if to delete metadata logs. In other words, does SAS need to reference old logs for any reason or are they only useful to the SAS admin and, therefore, safe to delete?
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