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Exchange 2007 logs not being deleted

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Okay here is the sitrep...

 

We have 2 servers, let's call them server1 and server2.

 

server1 is running Windows Server 2008 32-bit, and has Retrospect Multi Server 7.6.111 installed with the latest driver update and hotfix package (7.6.1.101).

 

server2 is running Windows Server 2008 64-bit, and has Exchange 2007 installed, and the latest Retrospect client.

 

I have a backup script that is backing up the Exchange Storage groups (there are two, one is for mailboxes and the other for public folders), and it works fine, there are no errors during the backup and it is definitely backing up the storage groups. However none of the Exchange transaction logs are getting cleared, and there are now over 60,000 log files with more appearing constantly.

 

I have Retrospect set to do a Full Backup under Exchange options, so it should be clearing the transaction log files.

 

Does anyone have any idea why this would not be happening? I am under some time pressure here as this obviously cannot continue indefinitely. I've tried only backing up the mail storage group, but that made no difference.

 

Help!!

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Retrospect sends Full backup API commands to exchange. It is then up to exchange to correctly truncate the logs. Retrospect doesn't do it directly.

 

Any errors in the Windows event logs?

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I have resolved the issue, it turns out someone enabled continuous local replication on the exchange store, and it wasn't working correctly. The logs were cleared when I disabled the replication and ran a backup. Thanks the advice, Robin :)

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