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Exchange 2003 Transaction Log Viewer Tool?

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Once in a while, my Exchange 2003 server's transaction logs suddenly start generating at a frenzied pace of several per minute, leading to a full log file volume. Sometimes I've been able to determine from viewing a log in WordPad what sort of Exchange activity was involved, based on identifying key words among the mostly un-intelligible characters. This has helped me solve the problem. But sometimes there doesn't appear to be any intelligible text to go on. Is there a tool out there that reads transaction log files and will summarize what is in them? Or can you suggest another way to identify what activities a particular log file contains? Thank you!
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The transaction logs are designed to be read by Exchange only, not by humans. There is nothing else that can read those.

The usual reason for rapid transaction log growth is a loop or the server is being abused. The queues in ESM will show you if something is wrong because messages will hang around in the queues.

Simon.
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Thank you.
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