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Exchange 2016 Log File Truncation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm looking to deploy an exchange 2016 DAG as close to Microsoft preferred architecture as is feasible( http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/10/12/the-exchange-2016-preferred-architecture.aspx)

    Part of this is to utilize Microsoft exchange native protection and not backup the databases, but if i am to do this then how does one go about truncating the log files?

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi Hinte,

    Since posting i had found something similar essentially saying to use Circular logging which i had previously tried but essentially i had done it in the wrong order! I enabled circular logging before creating the copies in the dag which produced a message saying that this isn't possible but it would seem the solution is to create the required copies and then enable Circular logging

    Mike

    • Marked as answer by MikeR81 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 PM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 PM

All replies

  • This forum is for Exchange development questions. Please post setup questions to the setup forum on TechNet. I'll move this for you.
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:57 PM
  • Thanks Jason!
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:59 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm looking to deploy an exchange 2016 DAG as close to Microsoft preferred architecture as is feasible( http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/10/12/the-exchange-2016-preferred-architecture.aspx)

    Part of this is to utilize Microsoft exchange native protection and not backup the databases, but if i am to do this then how does one go about truncating the log files?

    Exchange Native Protection basically uses circular logging along with a lagged copy to provide protection for the databases.  

    This link explains it better.  I know it's for 2013, but the backup architecture doesn't seem to have changed much from 2013 to 2016, so i think it still applies.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876874%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:55 PM
  • Hi Hinte,

    Since posting i had found something similar essentially saying to use Circular logging which i had previously tried but essentially i had done it in the wrong order! I enabled circular logging before creating the copies in the dag which produced a message saying that this isn't possible but it would seem the solution is to create the required copies and then enable Circular logging

    Mike

    • Marked as answer by MikeR81 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 PM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 PM