RE: exchange ate up my hard drive

  • From: "Stephen Hartley" <shartley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 08:29:39 +1000

The file is a log file. Almost certainly someone has sent a message to
attempt to relay out of your exchange server. If your settings are
default, Exchange cannot relay. 
You will probably find that the logging is related to this.
Who reads your NDR's?

Stephen Hartley
NetAbility
Brisbane, Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: Harel Zahavi [mailto:harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 6:50 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: exchange ate up my hard drive

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anyone else have a sugesstion what that file is? i
apparently had some diagnostics on minimal but only
for a week now, they are now shut off but it doesnt
explain the last modified date of some of these files
starting at march 29th and rangeing untill today, once
again they are files that start as E0000001.txt and
keep growing in hex increments at 5megs each

harel

--- Mark Fugatt <mark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> I would strongly suggest no one enable circular
> logging on their 
> Exchange server, you run the risk of losing a whole
> lot of data if 
> you need to perform a restore.
> 
> Mark Fugatt
> 
> At Tuesday, 15 October 2002, you wrote:
> 
> >http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> >Guys,
> >
> >Any one considered his solution - Enable Circular
> Logging.
> >Exchange will reuse the old logs.
> >Delete everything prior to one week and enable
> circular logs!
> >
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> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: PeterM [mailto:petermags@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:55 AM
> >To: [ExchangeList]
> >Subject: [exchangelist] RE: exchange ate up my hard
> drive
> >
> >http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> >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/
> >
> >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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