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How to Recycle SQL Server error logs – 5 Types of logs

1) Recycle SQL Error log

exec msdb..sp_cycle_errorlog

2) Recycle SQL Agent Error log

exec msdb..sp_cycle_agent_errorlog

3) Recycle(rollover) SQL Server Default trace

EXEC sp_configure ‘default trace’, 0 RECONFIGURE

EXEC sp_configure ‘default trace’, 1 RECONFIGURE

4) Recycle SQLFT#.Log

a. Before 2008 – restart the indexer

b. After 2008 – no way to cycle to full text log without restarting SQL server


a. Restart FDLauncher service


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