RE: log files

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:05:11 -0400

The is no default setting to delete these log files every day, the log files
will be deleted when you perform a full online backup of your Exchange
Storage Group using an Exchange aware backup program, these logs should
never be deleted manually.

Some reasons why these log files are not being purged/or are being created
in such a vast number as:

1. You have your anti-virus software configured to scan the M: and the
MDBDATA directory.
2. Your not backing up correctly.
3. You're an open relay
4. It could be a virus

Mark Fugatt 
MCT, MCSE, Microsoft Exchange MVP 
Pentech Office Solutions Inc 
Tel:  585 586 3890
Cell: 585 576 4750
Fax:  585 249 0316 

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas L. Hollembaek [mailto:thollembaek@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 12:53 PM
To: [ExchangeList]

Over the past week my E2k server has been generating huge numbers of =
transaction logs (located in the MDBDATA folder). I changed the default =
policy to delete the logs every day, but they are still bringing my =
system down because of the volume being created.  A new log is created =
on average every 9 seconds. I suspect that a virus is involved but can't =
seem to locate any.....Has anyone had this problem? And Does anyone have =
any suggestions about how to eliminate the logs from being created?


Tom Hollembaek

GMR, Inc. <> 
37 E. Huntington Dr. Suite A
Arcadia, Ca. 91006

(626) 294-1050 Corp. #
(626) 294-2034 Direct #
(626) 827-9687 Cell #

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