000034421 - How to rotate the consoleserver-error.log file to prevent it from becoming too large in RSA ECAT 4.x

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Article Number000034421
Applies ToRSA Product Set:  NetWitness Endpoint, ECAT
RSA Product/Service Type: ECAT Console Server
RSA Version/Condition: 4.1.x.x, 4.2.x.x
IssueThe consoleserver-error.log file continues to grow until the disk space is exhausted.
TasksThe log file can be rotated by creating a batch file and running it as a scheduled task. This batch file will keep any rotated log files for 30 days. The batch file should be saved in location c:\batch\RotateLog.bat
This batch file only works with UK formatted time:
rem Batch File to Rotate Ecat consoleserver-error.log
rem Run as a scheduled task
rem Taken from a similar idea at https://communities.bmc.com/docs/DOC-32941
rem Time Stamp taken from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/203090/how-to-get-current-datetime-on-windows-command-line-in-a-suitable-format-for-us/19799236#19799236

@echo off
pushd "%temp%"
makecab /D RptFileName=~.rpt /D InfFileName=~.inf /f nul >nul
for /f "tokens=3-7" %%a in ('find /i "makecab"^<~.rpt') do (
   set "current-date=%%e-%%b-%%c"
   set "current-time=%%d"
   set "weekday=%%a"
   for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=:." %%a in ("%current-time%") do set hours=%%a&set minutes=%%b&set seconds=%%c
)
del ~.*
popd
echo %current-date%_%hours%-%minutes%-%seconds%
cd "C:\Program Files\RSA\ECAT\Server"
sc stop  RSAECATServer
timeout 60
move consoleserver-error.log consoleserver-error_%current-date%_%hours%-%minutes%-%seconds%.log
sc start RSAECATServer 
rem Delete Log Files that older than 30 days
forfiles -p "C:\Program Files\RSA\ECAT\Server" -s -m consoleserver-error*.log -d -30 -c "cmd /c del @path"

Run this batch file as a scheduled task to run as a scheduled task.
schtasks /delete /f /TN RotateECATLog
schtasks /create /TN RotateECATLog /SC DAILY /ST 04:15 /RU "System" /TR "\"C:\batch\RotateLog.bat"" /F 
 

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