I have been using Acronis to backup exchange. I now understand that Acronis isn't "exchange aware." However, I believe it is up backing exchange up completely (using VSS). But, isn't notifying exchange, so my log files are not beling deleted.
After backing up I ran eseutil /MK E00.chk. Here are my findings:
(see code for the actual /MK response)
Acronis or VSS notified exchange enough to set the checkpoint at 58B7. Which is many logs after 5859 (the last exchange recognized backup - NTBackup). So, according to what I have read, I do NOT need to keep any log file before E00058B7.LOG?
Anyone know of a autimated utility that reads a chk log file and deletes logs that aren't needed? Or a batch file? (besides NTBackup or Backup Exec or a different backup utility).
Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Utilities
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Initiating FILE DUMP mode...
Checkpoint file: D:\exchange2003\MDBDATA\E00.chk
FullBackup time: 02/06/2009 21:55:53
IncBackup time: 00/00/1900 00:00:00
Signature: Create time:08/11/2007 13:49:50 Rand:1376055 Computer:
( off, 352, 17600, 2492, 17600, 500, 10240, 147456)
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