Event Log Settings Maximum log size (KB) - Windows server 2019

Raffaele_P 21 Reputation points
2021-06-25T09:52:15.767+00:00

Hello
i need to know wich is the maximum (and Recommended) log size than i can configure on windows server 2019.
I found only this article :

https://learn.microsoft.com/it-IT/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/dd349798(v=ws.10)

But no article about windows server 2019

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Jenny Feng 14,146 Reputation points
    2021-06-28T06:40:46+00:00

    @Raffaele_P
    Hi,
    As you said, the maximum log file size setting - its value is usually set to 4194240 KB.
    According to the official site, the value between 1024 (1 MB) and 4194240 (4Gb). It also must be a multiple of 64KB.
    For this value, currently there is no update information for Windows server 2019.
    Hope above information can help you.

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  1. Leon Laude 85,641 Reputation points
    2021-06-25T10:24:41.157+00:00

    Hi @Raffaele_P ,

    The maximum log size for Windows Server 2008 is 4194240 KB (4 GB) due to the 32-Bit limitation of the operating system.
    On 64-Bit operating systems it can go much higher, in theory up to 17179874884 KB (16 TB) as that is the file system (NTFS) limitation.

    The recommended log size is entirely up to your own needs/requirements.

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