RE: Exchange Ofline Defrag

  • From: "Andrew English" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 00:20:26 -0500

Short answer is NO!

The log files only get cleaned up once you backup Exchange. So back it
up if you have not done it in a long time because you never know when
something might tank and you will be up the creek without a paddle
because to forgot to backup Exchange.


-----Original Message-----
From: Erhard Haniffa [mailto:erhard@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:38 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange Ofline Defrag

Hello all,

Just a quick question about offline defrag of and exchange 2000
I've backed up the database and about to start. i dont' have circular
loggin g turned on so there are all these log files in the MDBdata
with the PRIV1.edb and PUB1.edb files. After running the defrag can I
delete the log files?

What I've actually done is, I've made a copy of the mdb data folder onto
another drive and I'm gong to defrag the copy of the database not the
in the priginal mdbdata folder. Can I then delete the log files from the
that folder and  replace the the defraged database into the directory of
the original one?

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