Log files such as E0000001.log take a lot of space ?

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Hi,

I have a windows 2000 server with MS exchange server 2000 and I came accross a few files that are named like E0000001.log and such, and they are taking a big chunck of space.

Can I get rid of them, if not, Why ?

What's the purpose of those files?

Thanks.
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These are your transaction log files. You shouldn't delete them. Whenever a change is made to one of the information store databases, the change is added to the transaction log first before it is commited to the database. Transaction logs are automatically deleted when you perform a full online backup.

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you can enable circular logging , which means that exchange will overwrite the log files as needed and preserve space,

hope this helps
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Circular logging is not recommended as it prevents an up to the minute recovery.
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Yes, but there is more and more files and less disk space. I have over 2000 files like this with 5Mb per file, that's 10Gb of space lost.

How can I manage those files ?

How do you perform a a full online backup ?

Thanks.
Are you currently performing backups of your Exchange server?

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Yes, with Backup Exec 8.5 and the Exchange server agent.
How often do you do a Full backup - as opposed to incremental or differential?

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I do a full backup every week day (monday to friday).
Are you performing backups on individual stores, or the entire storage group? In order for tansaction logs to be purged, you need to backup the entire storage group.

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I found out something else.

In my Backup Exec 8.6, in the selection tab, I only have the mailboxes of all my users available for me to select for the backup. The real thing is that I'm suppose to have also the information store and the MS exchange directory, but they are not visible.

I'm searching on that at veritas.
Do you have System Manager installed on your backup server?

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Yes it is installed.

My Exchange server and backup exec 8.6 are both on the same server.

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I just figured out what is wrong.

I have Backup Exec 8.6 but I don't have the right Exchange 2000 agent, I have the one for Exchange Server 5.5.

Those f____ idiots sold me the wrong serial number.

Does anyone has the serial number for the Exchange server 2000 agent for Backup exec 8.6 ?

Thanks
The Exchange Agant works for both 5.5 and 2000, there are not separate agents for each version.

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I'm sorry to say but yes there is a different version for 5.5 and 2000.

You can view the details here:
http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/234383.htm

Can you give me a serial number for exchange 2000 agent, I need it very fast. Thanks

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