[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange Transaction Logs

  • From: "Ben Zaki" <abenzaki@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:32:55 -0500

Thanks for the info. Just thought there was a seamless way to manage these 
logs. Any recommendations on a not-so-expensive backup solution?



From: Michael B. Smith 
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:06 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange Transaction Logs

Each time you generate a full backup of your Exchange system, old transaction 
logs are automatically flushed (that is, removed).


Apparently, you are not doing full backups of Exchange. You should start doing 
this. Preferably, at least daily.




Michael B. Smith, MCITP:SA,EMA/MCSE/Exchange MVP

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ben Zaki
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:02 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange Transaction Logs




I would like to know what you would recommend as the best way to manage the 
exchange transaction logs. How are you managing your transaction log files?


We are a small organization with one exchange server but the amount of logs it 
generates is overwhelming. This is due to the numerous system and network email 
alerts that are generated and sent to the network and production support group. 
The server has two partitions (C and D drives) and exchange is on C. Currently, 
what I do on a weekly basis is simply copy the old logs (any logs older than 
two weeks ) to the D drive, zip the logs and then go back and delete the copied 
logs from the C drive. I then keep the zipped logs on the D drive for 1 month 
before deleting them. This way I have a backup if I need them. This is now 
getting to be old and tiresome and I'm looking for a better way to manage these 


I have considered circular logging but since this is not recommended in a 
production environment I don't know if that's the way to go. Any help would be 



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