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PDVFS logs filling system drive

Hi everyone,

 

We are using Backup Exec 20.6 with deduplication option. Since update from Backup Exec 16 to 20.6 the log files in C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec\Logs\PDVFS are filling our system drive. At the moment we are having nearly 70 GB of logs within this folder. I was seaching through the community threads and found this: https://vox.veritas.com/t5/Backup-Exec/Want-solutions-for-cleanup-or-delete-a-PDVFS-in-logs/m-p/7557...

A participant there suggests an article which isn't availabe anymore. Can somebody help me to reduce the amount of logs? (I have already enabled OS compression to save disk space).

 

Stay safe and healthy!

 

Michael

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Re: PDVFS logs filling system drive

Please check the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\PureDisk\PDVFS and check the value of DWORD called DebugLevel. If it is set to anything other than 0, it will continue logging the details into PDVFS logs and fill the drive space. You can change the value to 0 which shall stop creating PDVFS log files and then you can also delete all old PDVFS log files under the path C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Logs\PDVFS\ to clear the space.

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Re: PDVFS logs filling system drive

This is the Article the above mentioned post is referring too:
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100001042
1. Check that debugging is disabled everywhere
2. To remove already created logs;  stop Backup Exec services, delete the files, and restart services.

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Re: PDVFS logs filling system drive

Please check the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\PureDisk\PDVFS and check the value of DWORD called DebugLevel. If it is set to anything other than 0, it will continue logging the details into PDVFS logs and fill the drive space. You can change the value to 0 which shall stop creating PDVFS log files and then you can also delete all old PDVFS log files under the path C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Logs\PDVFS\ to clear the space.

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Accepted Solution!

Re: PDVFS logs filling system drive

This is the Article the above mentioned post is referring too:
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100001042
1. Check that debugging is disabled everywhere
2. To remove already created logs;  stop Backup Exec services, delete the files, and restart services.

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Re: PDVFS logs filling system drive

Thanks to both of you.

 

Exactly what I was looking for.