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Exchange MDBDATA log files building up, please help

Hello,
Running exchange 2003 on SBS 03 and it looks like my 5MB transaction logs are building up as I'm down to less then 500mb on that partition. I just found a post that explains circular logging so I went ahead and enabled it. See post: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_21480624.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+exchang+file+log

I also just ran an online exchange backup, it completed but skipped files. So my question is now that circular logging is turned on and a full online backup is done, how long will it take for those log files to purge?
Thanks so much for the help!
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MikeG299
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
The transaction logs should get purged after the backup completion.

If they are not purged then Dismount the Exchange database and run

eseutil /mh priv1.edb and check the Database status, If it is Clean Shutdown. Then Cut & Paste the logs to the location where you have enough space.

After that mount the exchange database.

I hope this helps,
Shree
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MikeG299Author Commented:
Thanks so much for the response, where do I run this command from?
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Go to Run cmd

At command prompt
C:\Program Files>Exchsvr\bin>eseutil /mh "path of the datbase"

Also refer this:
http://exchangeis.com/blogs/exchangeis/archive/2007/05/28/using-eseutil-how-to-check-which-transaction-log-files-are-not-committed.aspx
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MikeG299Author Commented:
Ok, I've got the exchange store dismounted. I'm about to run that command you gave me. But before I do, I was wondering if turning off circular logging and remounting the store will purge these log files?
thanks so much for your help, really appreciated.
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Log files will not purge after turing off the circular logging.
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MikeG299Author Commented:
Hi shreedhar,

I tried the command and this is what came up:

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>eseutil /mh priv1.edb
'eseutil' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\

C:\>eseutil /mh priv1.edb
'eseutil' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>cd program files

C:\Program Files>cd exchsrvr

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr>cd bin

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /mh priv1.edb

Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Utilities
Version 6.5
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Initiating FILE DUMP mode...
Error: Access to source database 'priv1.edb' failed with Jet error -1811.

Operation terminated with error -1811 (JET_errFileNotFound, File not found) afte
r 0.0 seconds.




C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /mh D:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata\priv
1.edb

Usage Error: Invalid argument 'Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata\priv1.edb'. Options must b
e preceded by '-' or '/'.

Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Utilities
Version 6.5
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

DESCRIPTION:  Maintenance utilities for Microsoft(R) Exchange Server databases.

MODES OF OPERATION:
      Defragmentation:  ESEUTIL /d <database name> [options]
             Recovery:  ESEUTIL /r <logfile base name> [options]
            Integrity:  ESEUTIL /g <database name> [options]
             Checksum:  ESEUTIL /k <file name> [options]
               Repair:  ESEUTIL /p <database name> [options]
            File Dump:  ESEUTIL /m[mode-modifier] <filename>
            Copy File:  ESEUTIL /y <source file> [options]
              Restore:  ESEUTIL /c[mode-modifier] <path name> [options]

<<<<<  Press a key for more help  >>>>>
D=Defragmentation, R=Recovery, G=inteGrity, K=checKsum,
P=rePair, M=file duMp, Y=copY file, C=restore
=>


Yes, my DB is on another partition. Not sure where I'm messing up here. Really appreciate you hanging in there to help.
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MikeG299Author Commented:
Thanks so much, I moved several log files to another drive and re-mounted successfully. BTW, I missed the " marks for the path, that was what was stopping me.
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Sorry, i could reply to your last comment.

I was not having the access to internet, as i was on my way back home.

Thanks for the points.

Regards,
Shree
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