I am having some issues which I can not seem to resolve regarding those transaction logs exchange likes to keep before & after writing them to the database. formatted like E0004F08.log
A while ago they ran outta room on the mail drive (in this case f:\ ) I am the technician asked to look at it (then I was not their first contact but now I am so I am making sure it doesn't happen again as it should never have ran outta space in the first place had a competent IT tech been onto it) I found that there were all these log files, I backed them up and removed them (not all as that would be bad, just the ones more than a week old. The reason they weren't being removed in the first place was their back up had stopped working a month earlier! ARGH!! anyways, thats also being resolved now and a temporary backup has been put in place which I thought would mean the log files would be sorted.
It seems that there is 2 issues, one being that there are too many log files being created each day (approx 500-1000 MB for 7 users) I had read that there could be an issue with someones outlook not synchronizing properly and that would cause log files to fill up quickly. the other is that when a backup is performed, it keeps the log files till the 8th Jul (currently its the 21st July NZ Time) and I'm sure it can delete a whole lot more as the exchange database must be being written to for more than 13 days!
One other option I read about was circular logging, but I am hesitant to turn this on as it makes things slightly less safe if theres a media failure and this particular company contains very sensitive and important data which means they needs the highest level of reliability.
If someone can please help out with telling me where to change the setting that makes the log files get deleted more frequently, ie, I am happy for them to only contain the last couple days of data as it will be backed up the previous night.