# Large metric log files can cause the ITCAM for SOA agent to crash during a restart.

When the ITCAM for SOA data collectors are enabled, they write entries to the metric log files regardless of whether or not the agent is active. If the agent is down for an extended period of time while the data collectors are enabled, the metric log files can grow to a very large size depending on SOA traffic patterns. If the combined size of the log files is too large, the agent can crash trying to process the files during restart.