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  • I have a customer from which I requested some ULS Logs for troubleshooting purposes. For some reason under the 15 hive LOGS folder, there are nothing by data(xx).dat files that have almost no data, the (xx) are incremental numbers (01,02,2tc.)  the PCS_Diagnostic files are there, but no traditional ULS Logs.

    It is a large farm and they recently ran PSConfig to complete the installation of two language packs.

    I have worked with this customer before, and requested ULS Logs, and they were fine.  Unfortunately, I don't have access to the Farm so I cannot see for myself what is going on.

    I have never seen a circumstance where there are only these types of files in this folder, is there something wrong with Unified Logging?  Is there anything I can tell them to assist in getting it straightened out?  thanks


    DWM

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:06 PM

Answers

  • Hi DWM,

    What do you mean the traditional files in ULS log?

    In logs folder, the most files are .log files which log the SharePoint events.

    For troubleshooting the issue, you could check things below:

    1. Restart the SharePoint Tracing Service. Go to Start->administrative tools->Services-> SharePoint Tracing Service.

    2. Run SharePoint 2013 products configuration wizard to repair to check if it can work.

    For more detailed information, you could refer to the article below.

    SharePoint - Logging is not working - logs are empty.

    http://sharepoint1on1.blogspot.sg/2013/10/sharepoint-logging-is-not-working-logs.html

    If you want to troubleshoot the issue through ULS log, you could consider to configure ULS log according to the articles below.

    For more detailed information, you could refer to the articles below.

    Configure ULS Logs for Troubleshooting SharePoint.

    https://nikpatel.net/2013/10/20/configure-uls-log-for-troubleshooting-sharepoint/

    View diagnostic logs in SharePoint 2013.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463595.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


    TechNet Community Support
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    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Friday, July 1, 2016 10:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by Devin McMahon Friday, July 1, 2016 1:31 PM
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:57 AM

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  • SharePoint Tracing Windows Service needs to be started on all of the farm members. They also may want to run Initialize-SPResourceSecurity, in case the permissions on the LOG folder was incorrect applied after the LP install/psconfig.

    The dat files are Usage log related, which drops its logs at the same location as ULS by default.


    Trevor Seward

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:17 PM
  • Hi DWM,

    What do you mean the traditional files in ULS log?

    In logs folder, the most files are .log files which log the SharePoint events.

    For troubleshooting the issue, you could check things below:

    1. Restart the SharePoint Tracing Service. Go to Start->administrative tools->Services-> SharePoint Tracing Service.

    2. Run SharePoint 2013 products configuration wizard to repair to check if it can work.

    For more detailed information, you could refer to the article below.

    SharePoint - Logging is not working - logs are empty.

    http://sharepoint1on1.blogspot.sg/2013/10/sharepoint-logging-is-not-working-logs.html

    If you want to troubleshoot the issue through ULS log, you could consider to configure ULS log according to the articles below.

    For more detailed information, you could refer to the articles below.

    Configure ULS Logs for Troubleshooting SharePoint.

    https://nikpatel.net/2013/10/20/configure-uls-log-for-troubleshooting-sharepoint/

    View diagnostic logs in SharePoint 2013.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463595.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


    TechNet Community Support
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Friday, July 1, 2016 10:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by Devin McMahon Friday, July 1, 2016 1:31 PM
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:57 AM