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I am backing up exchange 2003 but my log files keep increasing. Is there an option or type of backup I should be using to remove the log files from the mdbdata directory.

 

Any suggestions will be appreciated. We are running out of HD space

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Are you doing a full backup? Retrospect uses standard exchange full backup commands. That full backup command should trigger the server to reset the logs.

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Recycle and exchange full are totally different processes. All of your exchange backup options are in the Options>More Choices>Exchange section of the script Options.

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As I understand, both FULL and INCREMENTAL exchange backups must commit log files. I think full backup commits before backup and then does backup from store, and incremental backup backs up log files and then does commit. Correct me if I am wrong. Differential only backs up all the time log files. Also exchange itself must set to not commit log files (circular turned off).

But also I noted that Retrospect fails to commit log files in incremental exchange backup (and also fails to backup log files at all) if this script isn alone - if srcript also backs up mailboxes or other drives. I always make storage backup script alone, athought this is wery strange, maybe some bug.

 

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