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Practical uses of IISLogs - 2 sections
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You might be wondering, now what? How do I benefit from IISLogs? The goal of the article is provide practical steps how-to setup IISLogs. A little bit of history first, I first thought of the idea for IISLogs when running ASPFree.com. ASPFree.com was a popular website averaging about 15,000 users a day. It was awesome to have a popular site but one of the drawbacks the log files grew very large. First the log files were 250 MB per day, then 350 MB and finally almost 500 MB per day. Not properly handled in 30 days, this would chew up between 15 and 30 gig of space and that was just one website on the server. In today's world, the cost per gig is just a few dollars, its almost a commodity even if you're using a SAN (Storage Area Network) or NAS (Network Attached Storage). Now take this one server example of running ASPFree and # the number of servers at a typical company or ISP. This small problem can quickly become a headache. As your enterprise and number of servers grow, providing a constant cookie cutter approach is one of the keys to success, in my experience anyway!
As we developed IISLogs, one the things we wanted was just to get it up and going, configure the parameters and forget it. Every now and then provide a simple report via an email to remind me things are still working and saving disk space. So this became the motto (Install, Configure, Forget). We have found the simplest and most effective way is follow these few steps. This is not all the capability of IISLogs, however it is a start to help recover your disk space.
- Download ( http://www.iislogs.com/eval.aspx )
- Extract to C:\Temp (Eveything I download is put into Temp directory, your experience will vary)
- Run Setup.exe, Take the defaults
Agree to License Agreement
Select Folder to install IISLogs
Confirm the Installation
Phase 2 - Configuration