RE: transaction logs...

  • From: "Chris Chauv" <chrisc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 14:25:27 -0800

Thank you Kim...

See...what I want to do is to start backing up our Exchange Server.
Right now though, there isn't enough disk space and we don't have tape
backup. I want to be able to at least clear out some of the logs to free
up some space to start my backups. short...once I enable
circular logging...the transaction log will be purged automatically? 


-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Cameron [mailto:Kim.Cameron@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 2:13 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: transaction logs...

If you enable circular logging and your server goes down, you will not
be able to recover your data.  Of course, if you aren't backing up your
data now, I gather that the data does not warrant recovery in such a
case?   If so, then sure, turn on circular logging.  If the data is
worth having, it's worth backing up.  And the only way to manage
Exchange is by backing it up to allow the log files to be purged.

You might want to pick up some "Best Practices" tips by reading, for
instance, Jim McBee's book "Exchange 2000 Server: 24x7"
(  It's a very pleasant read.

Kim Cameron

Messaging and Directory Resources
SAS Institute Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Chauv [mailto:chrisc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 3:59 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: transaction logs...

Thanks for your quick response Ciapala.
The problem is that I cannot run a full exchange backup because I don't
have an external tape backup and when I attempt to back up to the disk,
I don't have enough disk space. So, by enabling Circular Logging...the
old transaction log will get removed automatically, over time?
Thanks again,

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