ULS not enough free disk space - Event 6457 (SharePoint 2010 Products)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Alert Name:   ULS not enough free disk space

Event ID:   6457

Summary:   The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Tracing (SPTracev4) service is used by Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 to manage trace message output. When trace logging is turned on, administrators can specify the path that is to be used to store the trace logs. This log file is used by many applications that are built on top of SharePoint Foundation. The trace log contains information that is useful for diagnosing server problems. SharePoint Foundation 2010 could not write to the trace log. This event occurs when not enough free space is available for logging.

Symptoms:   The following symptoms might appear:

  • The trace log shows no new data.

  • This event appears in the event log: Event ID: 6457 Description: Not enough free disk space available. The tracing service has temporarily stopped outputting trace messages to the log file. Tracing will resume when more than <# of MBs needed to resume logging> MB of disk space becomes available.

Cause:   The configured log location does not have sufficient free disk space for logging.

Resolution:   Free up disk space

  1. Use Disk Cleanup to free up disk space where the trace logs are stored.

  2. Verify that the trace log has enough disk space to run properly.

  3. If the trace log does not have enough disk space, clean up the Temp folders on the drive.

  4. If this procedure does not solve the problem, it is also possible to relocate the trace log file to a partition that has more drive space.

Resolution:   Relocate the log file

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, click Monitoring and in the Reporting section, click Configure diagnostic logging.

  2. On the Diagnostic Logging page, in the Trace Log section, type the new location for the trace log files in the Path text box.

  3. Click OK.