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*.IFS files in MDBDATA folder

Posted on 2007-04-08
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Hello All,

I just have a quick question, I had a huge ammount of log files in my "F:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA" folder. I urgently needed space so I deleted some .log files, no worries since I am on a RAID 5 disk array. I have plenty space now, but see that there are some files with extension of .IFS.

My question is do I need to keep these *.IFS files?

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This is described here:

 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260532

To quote:

"It is dangerous to delete .ifs files manually when Information Store service is running, but you can delete them safely when that service is not running."

I don't think it is wise to just delete the .log files:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240145
http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Exchange-log-disk-full.html
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Thanks for that.

I appreciate the concern, and know the danger of just deleting the log files, but since I use Exmerge to do backups of email, I am not to worried about restoring to a point that log files create.

Thanks again.
Brian
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