How to reduce log size of SEP 12

June 10th, 2013
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The log file of Symantec Endpoint Protection can grow so large it can consume a whole disk space. Unless it is truncated, and regularly truncated.

For Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 RU1 MP1, the following are the step to manually truncate the transaction log.

  1. Open the SEP Manager console.
  2. On the console, click Admin, then click Servers.
  3. Under Servers, click the database server (e.g., “localhost”).
    Select SEP database
  4. Under Tasks, click “Truncate Transaction Log Now”.
  5. A Truncate Database Transaction Log window will pop out. Click Run.
    Truncate Transaction Logs window
  6. Wait for the task execution report. You can also monitor the activity log at the bottom for progress.
    Job reports
    Click Close when done.
    Running truncate transaction log
  7. Under Tasks, click “Rebuild Indexes Now”.
  8. A Rebuild Indexes window will pop out. Click Run.
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  9. Wait for the task execution report. You can also monitor the activity log at the bottom for progress. Click Close when done.
    Close to finish job

Now that the SEP log has been reduced to a manageable size, we have to make sure it stays manageable. We can schedule regular log truncation and rebuild indexes jobs for this.

  1. Open SEP Manager console.
  2. On the console, click Admin, then click Servers.
  3. Under Servers, click the database server (e.g., “localhost”).
  4. Under Tasks, click “Edit Database Properties”. The Database Properties for [database name] will appear.
    Edit database properties
  5. On the General tab, click to check both the “Truncate the database transaction logs” and the “Rebuild Indexes”.
    Select backup settings
  6. Click the Schedule Task buttons and set a schedule for each job.
    Set truncate job schedule
    Set rebuild indexes schedule
  7. Click OK when finished.

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