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Posted on 2007-03-28
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I have windows 2003 server doing a windows backup of the exchange 2003 mailbox store daily.  It goes through ok and finished without an error.  The issue I am having is the log files wont auto remove from the MDBDATA file.  Each E0000(number here) file is about 5 megs and it fills up my HD ultimatly crashing my exchange server.

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Question by:Deatherage
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Are you running a full backup? Then the logfiles should get back up'ed too be deleted from the file system.

See details here:
http://www.petri.co.il/backup_exchange_2000_2003_with_ntbackup.htm
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Here is a more detailed article on how to backup Exchange with ntbackup:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Backup-Restore-NTBACKUP.html
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As The_Kirschi said a full online backup with ntbackup should be clearing those logs, but sometimes it doesn't for various reasons (Antivirus is scanning the MDBDATA folder or something similar).  Have a look at these if The_Kirschi's replies don't sort the problem -

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=147524
http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Properly-Configure-file-system-antivirus-Exchange.html
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555360
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by:Deatherage
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ended up sending the exchange server to our corp office so we dont have this issue any longer.  Tried EVERYTHING and could never figure out what the problem was.
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