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Log files taking up disk space on Exchange 2010 server RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a problem with a large amount of TEXT Documents being created in the folder path Exchange server\v14\mailbox\mailstore.

    Each file is only 1024 kb but they are being generated at an increasing rate and causing disk space issues on the exchange 2010 server. Can they be deleted ? 


    Matt Clifford

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:43 PM

Answers

  • your backup needs to be using an application aware product, and there may be a setting to purge transaction logs after a successful backup.

    Sounds like you are in a spot now where you maybe can't get a backup and just want to get rid of the files.

    safe way is to :

    go to organization configuration

    go to database management tab

    right click the mailbox database

    select maintenance tab

    change to "enable circular logging"

    restart server or dismount and remount database (this will clear them)

    then you can turn back on and remount the database again while you sort out why they aren't clearing for you.

    circular logging can be left on but not recommended, having a application aware backup program will reduce issue if you have to recover. Windows server backup is application aware it's free as long as you install the feature.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:47 PM

All replies

  • Those sound like your Exchange transaction logs. Do not delete them.

    Are you running Exchange aware full backups? 


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    Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:21 PM
  • The backup we are running is Acronis 10 

    Matt Clifford

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:30 PM
  • your backup needs to be using an application aware product, and there may be a setting to purge transaction logs after a successful backup.

    Sounds like you are in a spot now where you maybe can't get a backup and just want to get rid of the files.

    safe way is to :

    go to organization configuration

    go to database management tab

    right click the mailbox database

    select maintenance tab

    change to "enable circular logging"

    restart server or dismount and remount database (this will clear them)

    then you can turn back on and remount the database again while you sort out why they aren't clearing for you.

    circular logging can be left on but not recommended, having a application aware backup program will reduce issue if you have to recover. Windows server backup is application aware it's free as long as you install the feature.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:47 PM
  • Look for events error in exchange server... do you check if your backup full are ok?

    Enable Circular logging is not a best practices.


    Vinícius Santos MCTS, MCP https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/vcosta/profile

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:46 PM