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    Hi,

    I have a Exchange 2003 install, that we only use for shared calendars, no email at all for now..

    I have enabled circular logging, but still need to remove the log files that were created before. Our particular backup system isn't Exchange aware, so they aren't being deleted.

    What can I do to delete them, or have Exchange 'absorb' them?

    Thanks
    David

  • #2
    Re: Deleting MDBData files

    Addendum,

    I used the Windows ntbackup to do a backup, and all of those logs disappeared. Groovy

    Thanks
    David

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    • #3
      Re: Deleting MDBData files

      Circular logging would have removed those log files for you, if you had given it enough time.

      Expensive calendar sharing application...

      Oh and while you may not want to use it for email, I think you will find that Outlook and Exchange will have other ideas.

      Simon.
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      • #4
        Re: Deleting MDBData files

        I must add that using circular logging is generally thought of as a very bad idea. Not if you care a bit about your data, unless you're using some very good hardware snapshot solution, and even then it won't protect your data forever.
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: Deleting MDBData files

          ...Besides, the ntbackup that comes with Windows 2003 is Exchange Aware. So, if you are on Windows 2003, disable circular logging!

          And if you aren't on Windows 2003, why not upgrade?

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