Solved

Exchange 2000 sp3 - Regular crash

Posted on 2003-11-14
4
292 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Every week without fail my W2K server using Exchange(sp3) has an event relating to Exchange which causes Exchange to write log files enmasse. Sadly the event logs have been overwritten. I expect this tradegy to occur again this Saturday. What is the best way to ensure I gather all data so I can find the solution. I have cleared all events and I run Veritas backup nightly(Monday to Friday) so my log files are minimal. I am keen to prepare properly so that when it occurs I can progress the correct data back to this forum and resolve, what else can I do to troubleshoot. Desperately pjs
0
Comment
Question by:adampalmer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:JasonBigham
ID: 9749456
Make sure the event logs are set to not overwrite, then report event id's here on monday.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:David Wilhoit
ID: 9752511
You're scanning the M: drive with antivirus software, or backing up the M: drive. Verify your backup jobs, and double check the AV to make sure it's not scanning the M: drive.

d
0
 

Author Comment

by:adampalmer
ID: 9903833
Thank you for your comments, I have been away so forgive my late reply. If an M:\ drive has been scanned then is the database permanently corrupted or is it recoverable?? Thanks
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
David Wilhoit earned 500 total points
ID: 9905362
it depends on what's happened.  Is it still crashing? Even if corrupted, it's still recoverable, unless it's so corrupted, that a defrag or repair cannot finish. This is not common, but it does happen. you won't know until you're at that point. Now, where are you right now with this issue?

D
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I tend toward trying the newest hardware and software.  Thiss sometimes works out to my benefit, and sometimes not.  Because I downloaded and installed Android 5.x (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18084/Upgrading-to-Android-5-0-Lollipop.htm…
It’s a strangely common occurrence that when you send someone their login details for a system, they can’t get in. This article will help you understand why it happens, and what you can do about it.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up a Mailchimp campaign. This will include styling and adding elements to a newsletter/email. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp will be used. Log into your Mailchim…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up Lists in Mailchimp. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp will be used. Log into your Mailchimp account. : Click on Lists. Click on Create List Button : Choose the desi…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question