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Event Log Viewer

  • 1.  Event Log Viewer

    Posted May 07, 2019 05:18 PM
    Hey Everyone,

    I'm curious if any users do a periodic clean up of their Event Log Viewer?
    A previous manager gave our team the impression that it should be deleted now and then because all the data can slow down system performance.

    Any best practice suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Skye Jager
    Senior Accountant
    CARF International
    Tucson AZ

  • 2.  RE: Event Log Viewer

    Posted May 07, 2019 05:21 PM
    We ask everyone to review and clean out the viewer once a month, just to keep it easier to find logs when we do need them.

    Stephanie McSpadden
    Sales Project Administration Manager
    Bandit Lites, Inc.
    Knoxville TN

  • 3.  RE: Event Log Viewer

    Posted May 07, 2019 05:29 PM
    SK Global has a free utility, Re-View, which is s great way to view and maintain the event log.

    Jonathan Van Houtte
    XLstatements, LLC
    Clifton Park NY

  • 4.  RE: Event Log Viewer

    Posted May 08, 2019 09:08 AM

    We have a nightly job that runs that deletes any messages older than 2 weeks, so we maintain 2 weeks worth of messages.  It was getting way too large and out of control, so we found this the easiest.


    Steve Smith
    ERP Application Manager
    Grain Millers
    Eden Prairie MN