Q: Logs-Folder usage?

Hello exiles and Funcom! I’m running a server on a linux box for a while now and got a question about the Logs folder inside the Saved folder. Everytime I do a restart of the game on server, I have to delete the Logs-Folder first. If I don’t, the game won’t start up properly.
Of what use are these logs and does they have any effect on the save game itself? Are they only for analytical and bugfixing interest?

Thanks for your help!