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Sheldon Livingston
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Exchange 2003 server is filling up with log files.  I've enabled circular logging to no avail.  Circular logging removed the logs for a few days... now they are building up again.
I stopped circular logging and started it back up to no avail.
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AkhaterSolutions Architect

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there is no way that log files are being generated if circular logging is enabled
Sheldon LivingstonConsultant

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Commented:
Please ignore Akhater comments.
AkhaterSolutions Architect

Commented:
and that's is supposed to mean ?

log files will only be deleted if you take a full backup of your information store or enable cicrular logging.

if you have circular logging enabled and you have more then 5 log files there is something wrong.

try to backup your database
Sheldon LivingstonConsultant

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That is to mean that circular logging is enabled and there are many log files.  Why would I post this question?  What kind of an answer is "there is no way"?
I submitted the question because I think "there is something wrong".
Check your Anti Virus, the log files must have been locked by AV thus information store is unable to delete them, also check the permission on the Log folder.
Set exclusions on the antivirus you can exclude following files:

C:\Inetpub\
C:\Program Files\AVG\
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
C:\Program Files\SAAZExmonScripts\
C:\Program Files\SAAZOD\
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\
C:\WINDOWS\IIS Temporary Compressed Files\
C:\WINDOWS\NTDS\
C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL\
C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs\
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NtmsData\
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\

after setting up exclusions reboot the server and see if the log files get purged, if not disable anti virus service and then reboot the server now again check if the Log files are removed,

and of course circullar logging needs to be enabled while doing all this.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultant

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Just wanted to attach a pic showing this impossiblity.
Logging.JPG
AkhaterSolutions Architect

Commented:
anti virus has nothing to do with this.

did you restart the information store after enabling circular logging (I know it is a long shot but just asking)
Sheldon LivingstonConsultant

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Commented:
Yes... I did a restart.  What seems to clear it up, for a while, is unchecking the check box, then checking it again and restarting the service.
AkhaterSolutions Architect

Commented:
Honestly I have never seen this!

Can you try to reapply the latest SP maybe it can help
Consultant
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If I lock the server all is well... log off and it isn't.  Just going to lock it for now.