cvc_lukes
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fclog.dat huge filesize

I have a user where this file has grown to over 200GB. Is there a way to compress or delete the file to free this ungodly amount of used space for a data file?

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isamt
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This is an issue I have come across recently.

 

If you have turned on debug logging for the client then the file can grow to a huge size in excess of 300G or more.

I found this was only happening to certain users not all.

 

To fix you need to turn off debug log level and only use this mode for trouble-shooting.

You'll then need to shutdown forticlient on the laptop, then you can simply delete the fclog.dat file.

 

The file is automatically recreated once the client is restarted.

 

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isamt
Contributor

This is an issue I have come across recently.

 

If you have turned on debug logging for the client then the file can grow to a huge size in excess of 300G or more.

I found this was only happening to certain users not all.

 

To fix you need to turn off debug log level and only use this mode for trouble-shooting.

You'll then need to shutdown forticlient on the laptop, then you can simply delete the fclog.dat file.

 

The file is automatically recreated once the client is restarted.

 

cvc_lukes

Thanks isamt. This was something I tried before posting on here but couldn't delete the file. I tried it again today and the file has successfully been deleted.