Regarding : MS exchage 2003 server MDBDATA log files

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Gangadhar, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Gangadhar

    Gangadhar Guest

    Hi,

    I have MS exchange 2003 server in this server under
    MDBDATA folder daily 10 to 15 log files is creating each
    file size is 5MB if its 15 files everyday server space
    consuming 75 to 100MB what is this log files is it
    required already I have 850 log file its consuming server
    space around 4GB what can I do for this please help me for
    this.

    Thanks,
    Gangadhar
     
    Gangadhar, Feb 21, 2005
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  2. Gangadhar

    Neil Guest

    yes that's normal
    it the transaction logs for Exchange. There is the ability to turn on
    circular logging, but it is generally NOT recommended. The log files are
    vital for recovery. If you have not place the edb/stm (database) files on
    a drive (spindle not partition) separate from the log files, the recovery
    is less likely to be important to you.

    do a backup. full backups will truncate (delete) the transaction logs. do
    it soon too. Once you have used all of the space on the drive that holds
    tha logs, Exchange will use 2 reserve logs (*.res) and once those are
    full, the store will stop. No more mail till you clean out some space.
    Read the books on line (help files that came with Exchange) or grab teh
    disaster recovery guides from the microsoft web site for more details.
     
    Neil, Feb 21, 2005
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  3. Gangadhar

    Shridhar Guest

    Did yo tried to take a full back-up of Exchange 2003
    Server once!!!
     
    Shridhar, Feb 23, 2005
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  4. Gangadhar

    Guest Guest

    RESPONSE FROM SHFIY2K:

    Hi

    For MS exchange server transaction log file the default
    size is 5MB and if the file is filled with transaction
    logs the storage engine will create an another new file
    and it will writes the new transaction logs on that file,
    this is look like a chain reaction. And it may be eat up
    your entire hard disks.

    To tally this type of problem, you have to enable
    CIRCULLAR LOGGING option. By enabling this, a single
    transaction file having 5MB will be overwritten by a
    storage engine again and again without creatine a new
    Transaction log files.

    With regards
    Shafi.H
     
    Guest, Mar 16, 2005
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