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Log File Size Under Tableau Desktop Repository Is Excessive


Published: 23 Sep 2020
Last Modified Date: 23 Oct 2020

Issue

Disk space constantly filling up with Tableau Desktop logs - log.txt is regularly in multiple GB of size and grows quickly again after being manually deleted

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2020.2.0
  • Windows 10

Resolution

Upgrade to v2020.3 version of Tableau Desktop

Cause

This is a known issue that is fixed in more recent version of Tableau Desktop.
 

Additional Information

You may see a block of text repeated in logs similar to below:

{"ts":"2020-07-18T09:11:06.080","pid":18848,"tid":"759c","sev":"info","req":"-","sess":"-","site":"-","user":"-","k":"end-workbook-controller-get-visual-controller-base-sheet-not-found","l":{},"a":{"depth":1,"elapsed":0,"id":"CgMAyEwxEtCIhGEB6kLjdz","name":"workbook-controller-get-visual-controller-base-sheet-not-found","res":{"alloc":{"e":0,"i":0,"ne":0,"ni":0,"peak":0},"free":{"e":9.40e+01,"i":9.40e+01,"ne":1,"ni":1},"kcpu":{"e":0,"i":0},"ntid":1,"ucpu":{"e":0,"i":0}},"rk":"ok","root":"DazCc1BoEbaI8RDHbmHLuB","rv":{},"sponsor":"DazCc1BoEbaI8RDHbmHLuB","type":"end"},"v":{},"ctx":{"wb":"BBB-BB Spread Ratio"}}
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