SQL Server error log files must be protected from loss. The log files must be backed up before they are overwritten. Retaining more error logs helps prevent loss from frequent recycling before backups can occur.
The SQL Server error log contains important information about major server events and login attempt information as well.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 5.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 5.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 5.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 5.1
To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:
mssql_secured::controls::maximum_number_of_error_log_files_is_set_to_greater_than_or_equal_to_12: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::maximum_number_of_error_log_files_is_set_to_greater_than_or_equal_to_12::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
maximum_number_of_error_log_files_is_set_to_greater_than_or_equal_to_12 to the array value
mssql_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.
|Attribute Name||Short Description|
|num_error_logs_hiera_value||This is an Integer representing the maximal number of error logs.|
|title||The database to apply the control to.|
The database to apply the control to.
All controls need an database to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:
In this example, the string DB is the database to apply the control to.
This is an Integer representing the maximal number of error logs. It has to be greater then 12. Type: