The SharePoint 2010 logging database covered in the previous recipe captures information that can be modified via the Central Administration interface. The advantage of this being that the collection of information can be voluminous, which can also be the disadvantage.
Disk space, I/O, and just the amount of data needed to retain this information can become an issue. Being able to reduce the type of information that gets captured is critical to the wellness of your farm.
In this recipe, we will cover how to change what gets captured and put into the logging database.
You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site.