New-SPLogFile PowerShell - create new SharePoint log file

Posted on : Fri, 25th Sep 15 06:45 pm UTC
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Analyzing SharePoint logs has never been an easy task. Though there are tools available for better reading of logs, huge log files can always give you some pain and extra efforts.

What to do when the log file is very huge in size. Is there a way to create a new fresh log file whenever required ? The answer is Yes !

New-SPLogFile PowerShell cmdlet

Whenever you feel the current log file is getting large (even few MB's), use the New-SPLogFile command to generate a new log file quickly.
Just open SharePoint Management Shell as administrator (right click - run as administrator) and type below command


New-SPLogFile [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

where AssignmentCollection is an optional parameter which manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal.



So simple, yet very handy command.

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