Event log may not grow to configured size

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This article was previously published under Q183097
SYMPTOMS
Although you have increased the "Maximum Log Size" in Event Viewer from thedefault of 512 KB to a very high value, the corresponding event log filedoes not grow beyond a certain size.
CAUSE
With Event Viewer, you can specify a maximum log size of 4 GB separatelyfor every log (System, Security, and Application). In the current design ofthe event log facility, the combined size of all log files does not grow overapproximately 300 MB, depending on the memory situation. If the log isconfigured to "Do not overwrite events," new events will not be written.
RESOLUTION
Avoid setting the event log this high. Depending on the amount of events,back up and clear the event log on a regular basis, and configure the logto "Overwrite Events as Needed."

To back up the log, you can use Windows NT Backup, or DUMPEL from theWindows NT Resource Kit.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Αναγνωριστικό άρθρου: 183097 - Τελευταία αναθεώρηση: 01/22/2007 17:59:00 - Αναθεώρηση: 3.4

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