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Delete or move SolarWinds log files

Created by Justin Wyllys, last modified by Su-Lyn Rosenberry-ret on Jan 09, 2017

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This article describes how to delete or move SolarWinds log files in your system if you experience drive space issues. This article also demonstrates how to automate log management tasks.


All Orion Core products and versions


Delete logs

  1. Launch the command prompt as administrator
  2. Run either or both of the following commands to delete log files.
    To remove current logs only:
    del /F /Q /S C:\programdata\solarwinds\*.log
    To remove old logs only:
    del /F /Q /S C:\programdata\solarwinds\*.log.*

Move logs

  1. Launch the command prompt as administrator
  2. Run either or both of the following commands to move log files.
    To move current logs only:
    robocopy C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds C:\destination_folder *.log /S /MOV
    To move old logs only:
    robocopy C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds C:\destination_folder *.log.* /S /MOV

Automate log management tasks

  1. Open the task scheduler as an administrator.
  2. Create a new Basic Task.
  3. Enter the name of the task, and create a schedule.
  4. Choose Start a program, and browse for C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe.
  5. In the Add arguments field, enter one of the commands from Delete logs or Move logs section.
  6. Complete the wizard.
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