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    WINS database logs being generated?

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    by symesd ·

    Our C drive on our PDC filled up and when we looked, we found that a whole bunch of J50nnnnn.log files were being saved in the C:\winnt\system32 folder. Does anyone know why? How can we make it stop?
    I checked WINS setup and neither “Logging Enabled” nor “Log Detailed Events” are checked.

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    • #3540956

      WINS database logs being generated?

      by steve penn ·

      In reply to WINS database logs being generated?

      have you tried opening these files?

      Try opening with notepad to see if it gives any more clues…..

      • #3540929

        WINS database logs being generated?

        by symesd ·

        In reply to WINS database logs being generated?

        These are being saved by the WINS database, as backups, they are 1MB each and get saved about every other day. They are not readable in notepad.

    • #3392579

      WINS database logs being generated?

      by nettek ·

      In reply to WINS database logs being generated?

      This is by design, and will occur regardless of whether or not logging is enabled.

      Check MS Knowledge base article 165915 at
      support.microsoft.com.

      • #3392549

        WINS database logs being generated?

        by symesd ·

        In reply to WINS database logs being generated?

        According to this Q article, what happened is that a successful backup of Wins was not done and therefore multiple logs were created. So I guess we just need to restart the server if this happens again.

        “The log files are processed (all log entries written to the database) and deleted when a successful backup occurs or when the WINS server is shut down gracefully. Therefore, if many J.log files have accumulated, frequent backups should be scheduled to maintain the logs.

        After the entries have been processed, it is possible to manually delete the log files; however, this will prevent a successful recovery of the database if it should be needed. Because of this, it is important to ensure that the log files are not manually deleted or removed from the system until a backup has been performed. “

    • #3392548

      WINS database logs being generated?

      by symesd ·

      In reply to WINS database logs being generated?

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