RE: Logs

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 14:51:55 -0400

Don't move the logs to another server, your Exchange server will really bit
the dust if you do that.

If you enable circular logging it will purge all the log files that have
been committed to the database, it is not advisable to run your server with
circular logging enabled as it give you no protection in the event that you
need to perform a restore, that's why I said enable circular logging, let it
flush the logs and then perform a full online backup of your Exchange server
and then disable circular logging.

Mark Fugatt 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Aber Whitcomb [mailto:aber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 2:47 PM
To: [ExchangeList]

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Thanks Mark.  The server is hanging by a thread.  Does circular logging get
rid of previous logs?  From yesterday for instance?  At this point I'm about
to just move the logs to another server and see what happens.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Fugatt [mailto:mark@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:28 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Logs


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If you system is running OK at the moment, I would recommend turning on
circular logging and let it flush the logs, then make a good backup and then
disable circular logging, you might want to consider purchasing an extra HD
just for the log files. 


Mark Fugatt
MCT, MCSE, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
Tel:  585 586 3890
Cell: 585 576 4750
Fax:  585 249 0316
www.4mcts.com
www.exchangetrainer.com 



-----Original Message-----
From: Aber Whitcomb [mailto:aber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 2:25 PM
To: [ExchangeList]

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Thanks for the reply.  

I understand that I need to backup to remove the logs.  But my problem is
the backup is failing because there is no diskspace.  Most of the space is
being taken up by uncommitted logs from yesterday and today.  So my question
is, what is the worst case scenario if I just delete these logs to free up
some space?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Lamberth [mailto:tlamberth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:18 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Logs


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You need to do an exchange aware backup to remove the logs from mdbdata dir
- use the eseutil /mk (something like that) to find the committed log files
which can be deleted.
Win2k backup is Exchange aware.
TL

-----Original Message-----
From: Aber Whitcomb [mailto:aber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 1:10 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Logs

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We're having some serious diskspace issues with our exchange 2k box.  All of
the viruses being quarantined are part of the problem.  We also have a ton
of exchange logs that are sitting around.  The problem is we don't have time
to run a backup before the disk fills up and the backup fails.  Is it ok to
just delete the logs?  I know this may affect backing up today, but we
really, really need to free up some space.

Any help would be great.  Thanks

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