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3. In the Usage Data Collection Settings section, there is the obligatory path to the local
usage log files. You can change that if you’d like (these logs can grow pretty large), but
make sure that the location where you put them will be the same for all SharePoint
servers in the farm and that WSS_ADMIN_WPG group has Full Control, WSS_WPG has at
least Read and Write, and the SPTrace service account has at least Modify permissions for
the location. Also in this section is the setting to throttle the amount of space these logs
take up. The default is 5 GB, which is fine for our purposes. So, leave the settings in this
section as they are.
The last three sections for this page are Health Data Collection, Logging Data Schedule,
and Logging Database Server (Figure 3.38).
FIGURE 3.38
Health data
collection and log
database settings
The Health Data Collection section contains settings for enabling health data collection
and a link that will take you to the timer job page for all of the health data collection jobs
so you can change their scheduling if you’d like.
4. In our case, we want to enable health data collection, so be sure that setting has a check in
the check box next to it.
Also in this section is a link to edit the health logging schedule. We are not going to edit
the schedule (which already has all jobs configured with default schedules), because it
leaves this page (and any changes you made may be wiped). Always save your changes
first, then come back to this page to work with the schedule. The default schedule works
fine without editing in most cases. Below the Health Data Collection section is Log
Collection Schedule. It will take you to a timer job page as well, displaying the timer jobs
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