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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Understanding Logging

When IIS logging is enabled, new log entries are generated whenever users access the server. This causes a steady increase in log file size and, eventually, in the number of log files. On a busy server, log files can quickly grow to several gigabytes and, therefore, you might need to balance the need to gather information against the need to limit log files to a manageable size.

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Keep in mind that log files are stored as ASCII or Unicode Transformation Format 8 (UTF-8) text files, and, if you need to, you can split or combine log files as you would with any text file. If your server runs out of disk space when IIS is attempting ...

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