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    Hello,
    this is my first post and I would like to say Hello to all!
    my question is this.. what is the best way of deleteing log files on exchange 2003 i have a large log files and i wanted to remove them before any thing crashes.
    so if anyone can give me some advice or direct me on how to do it thatwould be most appriecated.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: removing log files exchange2003

    hi
    DO NOT DEL the log !

    the only good way to delete log files is to do full backup on the mailbos and Store

    if you have problem to backup this is somting alse
    all you need to do is to backup the EXCHANGE and the log will remove

    try it and tell us

    if you dont have tape backup to your HDD


    bye
    Thanks
    Noam Greenberg
    If you want yo can conntact me at

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    • #3
      Re: removing log files exchange2003

      So doing a full backup of Exchange would remove the old files?

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      • #4
        Re: removing log files exchange2003

        yes this is a know procedure

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258243/en-us

        you dont tell me what soft you use so ... cant guide you
        Thanks
        Noam Greenberg
        If you want yo can conntact me at

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        • #5
          Re: removing log files exchange2003

          Hello,
          YES, believe us the very best of solution is to make regular backups.
          In this way, your company messaging resourses (and your job )are in safe.
          If you manage a testing environment, don't have a backup solution and you are also not interested in backup/recovery at all, activate the circular logging for every storage group.
          http://support.microsoft.com/default...314605&sd=tech
          Last edited by netxt; 25th May 2006, 18:21.
          Regards,
          Csaba Papp
          MCSA+messaging, MCSE, CCNA
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          • #6
            Re: removing log files exchange2003

            Thanks guys... I will follow you advise

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            • #7
              Re: removing log files exchange2003

              Hello Gurus,

              What will happened if I delete the log files instead of doing backup.

              Thank you!
              MCSA, MCDST, MCP


              Ordinary Human in an Extra Ordinary World....

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              • #8
                Re: removing log files exchange2003

                If you delete the logs without doing a backup then Exchange will probably fail, at the very least it will start to fill your event logs with errors. You will also be unable to backup the server correctly without doing some major work on the database.
                Is there any reason why you don't want to do a backup of the server or why you are not backing up the server already?

                Simon.
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                • #9
                  Re: removing log files exchange2003

                  Manash, is there a reason for hijacking this thread?

                  Thread locked. Do it again and you'll be banned.
                  Cheers,

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

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