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SSHD log files created by NCM or SCP/SFTP Server

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Updated December 1, 2017


This article provides information about the SSHD log files (name: sshd_***) which are located in the C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\Sshd\ folder.


  • NCM, all versions
  • Free SCP/SFTP Server


One of the NCM components and also the free tool SCP/SFTP Server generate log files (session traces) called sshd_*** (the *** is replaced by randomly generated, hexadecimal session identifier). These files are stored in the C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\Sshd\ folder. Once the session is terminated the file should be deleted. But if permissions are not correctly applied to this folder, or an external application (such as anti-virus software) locks the file, it might remain and cause file system exhaustion. In any case, these files can be manually deleted to free up space.


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