Programming, SharePoint, Software, SQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Tips, Transact-SQL, tSQL

SharePoint Dealing with the Huge and Growing File Size of SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf

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SP_Custom_Menu

It’s amazing how some SharePoint issues are known problems that don’t get fixed by Microsoft even after many years, and that don’t get mentioned as things one needs to look out for. I found this out recently when I ran up against an error where the entire disk space of my SharePoint SQL Server instance was filled up by a file called SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf . This is ever growing file is apparently a known problem with SharePoint that has existed in many earlier versions and that remains difficult to find a solution for that actually fixes the problem. Continue reading “SharePoint Dealing with the Huge and Growing File Size of SharePoint_Config_Log.ldf”

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Programming, SharePoint, Software, Technology, Windows 2012

Dealing with Event ID 10016 System Error Logs with a Fresh SharePoint Installation

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Event ID 10016 System Errors

When you first set up SharePoint 2016 on a Windows 2012 machine, you’ll see a large number of Windows System Event Log errors classified as Event ID 10016. Microsoft’s documentation indicates that these are not going to cause problems with SharePoint and they can be ignored… except for the fact that nightly (in my case it was consistently around 12:50am) you’ll get a cascade of new errors clogging up your event logs. Continue reading “Dealing with Event ID 10016 System Error Logs with a Fresh SharePoint Installation”

Programming, SharePoint, Software, Web Development

SharePoint Error Event 6398 – Part 2 of Dealing with this Error

Event 6398
Event 6398

Earlier I wrote about fixing the SharePoint Event 6389 Application errors that can congest your Server Event logs. The way I reduced the frequency of errors in that article was to remove and then re-add the distributed cache service instance. However even with this fix in place, this nasty error can keep cropping up its head and congest your Server Application Error logs. Continue reading “SharePoint Error Event 6398 – Part 2 of Dealing with this Error”