Exchange Server 2003 logs won't clear up
Posted on 2008-11-12
I am working with an Exchange Server 2003, Standard SP2 situation in which the Exchange logs have continually increased over the course of several months and now add up to 18GB. There is still ample disk space, however I definitely would like to find a way to have the logs decreased back to a much smaller number.
This is a single Exchange server installation with a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard edition operating system. There are 20 users and the total size of the combined priv1.edb and priv1.stm is only 35GB so having log files the size of 18GB needs to be corrected.
I have performed several full backups of NTBackup making sure to utilize the Microsoft Exchange Server option within NTBackup however the logs have never refreshed and decreased in size. The last backup shows as today within System Manager as that is the last time I ran a full backup of Exchange and then restarted the server, but to no avail as the logs still show 18GB.
I realize the logs could be manually removed, but would prefer to find the cause of this problem first. Thanks in advance for any good ideas!