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Can I move the Transaction log file to another location to the system log in Exchange 2003

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I need to enable circular logging on an Exchange 2003 server in order to have this backed up to a SonicWall CDP device.

My question is can I have the system log and the transaction log in different locations?

Thanks in advance.
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Are you just talking about right clicking the information store and setting database and log locations?

STOP !!!
No way you should enable circular logging unless you are trying to recover a failed exchange database.

I think you are facing issue with log files because, you did not run a full-backup of exchange server
Take a Full Backup and Flush the logs - using ntbackup or BackupExec (preferable)

You can use the links above / or this one to move log files - but first you need to take a full-backup.
http://www.petri.co.il/move_exchange_stores_to_a_different_disk.htm
It is not a recommended practice to enable circular logging when backing up with a Sonicwall CDP.  See the Circular loggin section at the end of this link:http://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=4151As Sunny indicated, your Exchange server isn't getting a full backup which is why the logs aren't getting "groomed".  Confirm your backup configuration of the Exchange server on the CDP.http://www.sonicwall.com/downloads/SonicWALL_CDP_5.0_InfoStore_Feature_Module.pdf
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The problem is that Circular Logging is already enabled on the server which I want to remove with my question being can you point the 2 logs to different locations?
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