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Logs not flushing after Exchange 2007 Backup (LCR environment)

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We are having trouble flushing logs from our First Storage Group on our production machine.

I have tried performing a full ntbackup (just of the Information Store) with LCR suspended on that group but the LatestFullBackupTime does not reflect that and the logs are still being kept from September 09.

There is nothing helpful in the event logs regarding why they are not being flushed or why LCR isn't performing as expected on that Storage Group.

Output of Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus below:

[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>Get-StorageGroupCopyStat
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Identity                         : TBEX00\First Storage Group
StorageGroupName                 : First Storage Group
SummaryCopyStatus                : Healthy
NotSupported                     : False
NotConfigured                    : False
Disabled                         : False
ServiceDown                      : False
Failed                           : False
Initializing                     : False
Resynchronizing                  : False
Seeding                          : False
Suspend                          : False
CCRTargetNode                    :
FailedMessage                    :
SuspendComment                   :
CopyQueueLength                  : 0
ReplayQueueLength                : 75732
LatestAvailableLogTime           : 12/01/2010 16:35:15
LastCopyNotificationedLogTime    : 12/01/2010 16:35:15
LastCopiedLogTime                : 12/01/2010 16:35:15
LastInspectedLogTime             : 12/01/2010 16:35:15
LastReplayedLogTime              : 06/09/2009 17:21:38
LastLogGenerated                 : 566027
LastLogCopyNotified              : 566027
LastLogCopied                    : 566027
LastLogInspected                 : 566027
LastLogReplayed                  : 490295
LatestFullBackupTime             : 06/09/2009 10:29:37
LatestIncrementalBackupTime      :
LatestDifferentialBackupTime     :
LatestCopyBackupTime             : 27/08/2009 21:01:26
SnapshotBackup                   : True
SnapshotLatestFullBackup         : True
SnapshotLatestIncrementalBackup  :
SnapshotLatestDifferentialBackup :
SnapshotLatestCopyBackup         : True
OutstandingDumpsterRequests      : {}
DumpsterServersNotAvailable      :
DumpsterStatistics               :
IsValid                          : True
ObjectState                      : Unchanged

Identity                         : TBEX00\Second Storage Group
StorageGroupName                 : Second Storage Group
SummaryCopyStatus                : Healthy
NotSupported                     : False
NotConfigured                    : False
Disabled                         : False
ServiceDown                      : False
Failed                           : False
Initializing                     : False
Resynchronizing                  : False
Seeding                          : False
Suspend                          : False
CCRTargetNode                    :
FailedMessage                    :
SuspendComment                   :
CopyQueueLength                  : 0
ReplayQueueLength                : 0
LatestAvailableLogTime           : 12/01/2010 16:29:59
LastCopyNotificationedLogTime    : 12/01/2010 16:29:59
LastCopiedLogTime                : 12/01/2010 16:29:59
LastInspectedLogTime             : 12/01/2010 16:29:59
LastReplayedLogTime              : 12/01/2010 16:29:59
LastLogGenerated                 : 34274
LastLogCopyNotified              : 34274
LastLogCopied                    : 34274
LastLogInspected                 : 34274
LastLogReplayed                  : 34274
LatestFullBackupTime             : 12/01/2010 16:29:36
LatestIncrementalBackupTime      :
LatestDifferentialBackupTime     :
LatestCopyBackupTime             : 27/08/2009 21:01:26
SnapshotBackup                   : False
SnapshotLatestFullBackup         : False
SnapshotLatestIncrementalBackup  :
SnapshotLatestDifferentialBackup :
SnapshotLatestCopyBackup         : True
OutstandingDumpsterRequests      : {}
DumpsterServersNotAvailable      :
DumpsterStatistics               :
IsValid                          : True
ObjectState                      : Unchanged
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by:JaredJ1
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What backup software are you using? You need to make sure that you are using an Exchange aware backup API otherwise the log files will not be cleared. If you're using Windows 2003 you can use ntbackup which ships with Windows. You need to ensure that you're backing up the Storage groups.
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NTBackup - I am just backing up the IS. I am aware that logs aren't flushed when full partition backups are performed.

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Disabled LCR - cleared out the LocalCopies directory and re-seeded. Log clearing worked as expected after that.
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