RE: exchange ate up my hard drive

  • From: Harel Zahavi <harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "\[ExchangeList\]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:38:22 -0700 (PDT)

the files date back as far as march 29th 2002

in properties of the server, both are not checked off
and logs get deleted at 7days

im not really sure what these files are now, for a
moment i thought you might of been right peter.

harel

--- PeterM <petermags@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Have you by chance turned tracking & logging for one
> or more of your
> connectors.
> If so these can fill a drive fairly quickly.
> You really only need these for error tracking &
> analysis.
> system manager - server - properties  check that
> enable tracking logging etc
> is how it should be, and log file maintenance is set
> to a short time frame
> if you need to track
> Also Check all protocol logging ... smtp http etc...
> Are these files recent?
> regards
> Peter
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dolly Bareqet" <dolly@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 3:29 PM
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: exchange ate up my hard
> drive
> 
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> The exchange log files are always 5 MB and they
> supposed to be with the
> *.log. It is strange that they are with *.txt.
> All of the replies you've got are the base of
> creating Exchange server.
> If your tape is broken in the mean time you can
> backup your exchange to
> folder on another machine. I don't backup my
> Exchange to tape at all,
> I'm backing up to another machine daily and keep 2
> last backups
> available.
> 
> Dolly
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harel Zahavi [mailto:harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:12 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: exchange ate up my hard
> drive
> 
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
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> well i have about 14gigs of txt files named
> numberically E0000001.txt in my MDBDATA directory
> they are about 5megs each which is consitent for log
> files, which is why i ask... i do backup but
> unfortunatly my tape backup hasnt work correctly in
> about a week.
> 
> --- PeterM <petermags@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > log files have a .LOG extension.
> > Try to separate database and log files onto
> diferent
> > drives, this is very
> > important for disaster recovery.
> > Separate database and system files, better to
> leave
> > LOG files on the system
> > drive.
> > NOTE that we are talking physical drive NOT
> logical.
> > As with all exchange servers the operating system
> on
> > drive 0, LOGs on drive
> > 0 or 1 (preffered), then storage groups on next
> > drive 1 or 2, and if large
> > add more storage goups to additional drives, this
> > way you can add more
> > drives as the need arrises, and move storage
> groups
> > or create more storage
> > groups on them.
> > Keep the log file dataspace small by proper
> backups.
> > Before you can move a storage group to a different
> location(system
> > manager, properties of storeage group), the folder
> must
> > exist.
> > regards
> > Peter
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Harel Zahavi" <harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:14 PM
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: exchange ate up my
> hard
> > drive
> >
> >
> > > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > >
> > > would the txt files in that mdbdata directory be
> > the
> > > logging files?
> > >
> > >
> > > --- Andrea Coppini <andreacoppini@xxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > > > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > > >
> > > > If you can get to System Manager, here is
> where
> > to
> > > > change it:
> > > >
> > > > System Manager
> > > > |--Servers
> > > >        |----[SERVERNAME]
> > > >                  |---First Storage Group
> > > >
> > > > Right click on 'Mailbox Store' and switch to
> the 'Database' tab.
> > > > The 'Exchange database' and 'Exchange
> streaming
> > > > database' locations are
> > > > where your information store is stored.
> > > >
> > > > If you move one step up and right click on
> > 'First
> > > > Storage Group' and
> > > > choose properties, you can choose where to put
> > the
> > > > 'Transaction Logs'
> > > > and the 'System Path' location (haven't
> figured
> > out
> > > > what System Path is
> > > > exactly, but the default is also '\mdbdata' so
> > you
> > > > might want to keep it
> > > > with your IS.
> > > >
> > > > Any changes you do here will automatically
> stop
> > the
> > > > Exchange services
> > > > and move any existing files.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Harel [mailto:harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx]
> > > > Sent: 15 October 2002 1:34 PM
> > > > To: [ExchangeList]
> > > > Subject: [exchangelist] exchange ate up my
> hard
> > > > drive
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > > >
> > > > i was wondering if anyone knew if it is at all
> > > > possible to change the
> > > > mdbdata directory in exchange 2000, it has
> grown
> > to
> > > > full capacity on my
> > > > server and i now i have no c drive. is there
> any
> > way
> > > > to break it yup
> > > > accross multiple hard drives or is my only way
> > to
> > > > start to set up
> > > > mailbox quotas? also what happened to the
> > > > performance optimizer utility
> > > > for 2000?
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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