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Is there a way to manually or command line or some other method of forcing Exchange 2003 to truncate/checkpoint LOGs.  I'm trying to reduce the number of log files but I not sure how to do this.  I know that a full backup of exchange would do this but does that require a backup software such as Tivoli from IBM.   The system went down so i had to move my log location to a bigger drive but I don't want that filling up soon.



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by:racosta70
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What about windows 2003 backup utility?  What can I do with it to force Exchange to purge the logs?  Not sure what settings.
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The Windows 2003 backup utility will flush the logs. Step through the wizard to backup the Information Store and it should do it for you automatically.

If you get a choice on the log settings in the wizard, post back and we will advise accordingly.

This article at MSExchange.org might also help: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Backup-Strategies.html

Simon.
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The aswer to the question is, it cannot be done!
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