exchange backup transition logs not clearing

I am currently backing up the following data from our Exchange box with the NT backup utililty, I am selecting the normal option;
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr
E:\TransactionLogs
F:\Exchsrvr\mdbdata
F:\Exchsrvr\SERVER.log

After the backup competes successful, when I browse to the mailblx\database tab, exchange does not show the completion of the backup and it is not clearing the transaction logs, which are becoming a threat to the hard drive space.

My two questions are; am I missing anything on the backup? And why are the logs not clearing?

Thanks
dtooth71Asked:
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rakeshmiglaniConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.edb and .stm are database files
you need to backup the information store component
check http://www.petri.co.il/backup_exchange_2000_2003_with_ntbackup.htm
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
it appears that you are backing up individual folders
that does not clear out the logs
backup the exchange information store using the ntbackup
once that completes the log files will be backed up and flushed
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dtooth71Author Commented:
I thought the information store was the F:\Exchsrvr\mdbdata which contains the .edb and .stm?
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jlycos1Commented:
That is correct the only way to clear the transaction logs is to backup the information store. If you just backup the folders or files this will never clear the transaction logs.
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dtooth71Author Commented:
ok, i see.  so for restore purposes, in addition to the information store, is there anything else that i need to include in the backup?
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
for exchange restore, just the information store backup
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jlycos1Commented:
just the information store.....
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