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how to flush transaction logs in exchange 2007 using commvault

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how do i flush the transaction logs using commvault version 7 and exchage 2007
i have a commvault exchange agent backing up the database and a file agent backing up the whole server but the logs never get deleted
the logs can fill over 3gig a day
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doug
just out of curiosity, is VSS Writer service running ?
Can you check that.

Can you restart that service and take a full backup.
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no there is only volue shadow copy service running
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Can you start that service - set it to automatic and then retry the backup ?
VSS Writer.
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VSS Writer is used by Exchange Aware backup Software to backup exchange.
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by:dougdog
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vss writer is not listed in the services
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by:sunnyc7
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start > run > cmd

vssadmin list writers
you will see a microsoft exchange writer
check what is the last error state.

Check this article also.
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/08/25/449684.aspx

thanks
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by:dougdog
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when i run that i just get the following output

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

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wait for a few mins - it will list out the writers. It takes sometime to execute it.

vssadmin list writers
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Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {8d440e35-6e1c-4ff0-a329-48fa66c7aabc}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
   Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
   Writer Instance Id: {f5cc6fd7-9e0e-4df5-847d-36c4a6efde17}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
   Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
   Writer Instance Id: {7418dea9-af65-4ac6-921b-4a60b66e0312}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
   Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
   Writer Instance Id: {ee2f7f2d-b393-48a4-83c6-c023d580aa19}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {e0ba334d-8be7-47a6-a1a7-f992ecb9d0d6}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {f21a91a5-c0bf-42e5-a2a9-39c38ec94ff2}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {0ea81c4d-f5e8-4998-88b7-98ebc699bf85}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {98cc0dc6-7c0e-4317-9c85-62d378b8a2e3}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error
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by:dougdog
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just noticed on the commvault exchange database job properties
the use vss option is unchecked
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by:sunnyc7
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Can you check that and retry the backup job.

I am yet to find a definitive commvault guide to flush logs.
commvault has a separate backup agent to backup Transaction Logs - but that is for SQL server.

Lets try backups with VSS and see what we get.
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by:dougdog
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no problem i have checked the box and will monitor tonights backup
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by:dougdog
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yes with that option ticked the logs get flushed.
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by:dougdog
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thanks a lot your response lead me to look for vss options inside commvault
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You are welcome.

Are you disks better now @ all logs flushed.
You can close your other question too.
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