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I have enabled circular logging on my exchange 2007 server and all logs are still there, i have restarted the server/and services. I have a full backup that runs and is exchange aware, but still not purging logs.
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by:sunnyc7
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Circular logging >> please disable immediately.
Set-StorageGroup -Identity "First Storage Group" -CircularLoggingEnabled $false

You need to disable that. After that normal log generation process will start and full backups will purge logs.
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by:endital1097
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you must dismount and mount the database for circular logging once enabled
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by:raj_tom
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Can you please provide more details on your environment.
exchange version, is ccr / scr applied etc....

if you have enabled ccr and exchange sp2, then this is a known bug.A hotfix has not yet been released for this yet.
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by:zingab
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I had lcr enabled but have since disabled this, i have sp2 installed as well. Anything that i can do in the mean time?
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by:endital1097
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the best course of action is to get the full backup of your information store/storage group
that will purge committed logs
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by:zingab
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i have done full backups and it is not purging...
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by:raj_tom
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what backup soln are you using ? ntbackup or any other 3 party soln
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by:zingab
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i am using exchange aware - this issue just started a couple of weeks ago, up until then i havent had any issues.
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by:sunnyc7
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did you install any windows /exchange security updates.

Open IE
Tools > options > windows updates
on the left tab check update history.

Please post back the KB # of the updates installed since you were having this issue.

thanks
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by:endital1097
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check your application log for ESE and/or ESE Backup warnings and error events
post any you find
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by:zingab
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i do not see any...
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by:MegaNuk3
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When you say you disabled LCR how did you do it?
Can you run Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus for the SG you had in LCR?

Have a look through ADSIEdit and see if the disabled LCR SG still exists in there, if so you may need to delete it to get the logs to truncate.
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by:zingab
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used the management console.- ran the command and athe storage group comes up as copy status disabled...
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by:zingab
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if i were missing any log files - would doing a full backup clear that up?
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by:zingab
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i ran a windows server backup - still not truncating logs - i see the last full backup date is up to date in the excahnge management console. we had previosuly enabled lcr, but is no longer enabled...any help?
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by:MegaNuk3
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what did you see in ADSIEdit was the LCR SG still in there?
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by:zingab
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i am not sure where in adsiedit i need to check? can you specify?

thanks!
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msExchStandbyCopyMachines attribute for the SGs
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by:MegaNuk3
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are you sure you are not seeing any events in the event log when you back these SGs up?
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by:zingab
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Ty
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by:MegaNuk3
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Thanks for the points, can you confirm you cleared the entry in ADSIEdit and then ran a full backup and all the transaction logs got purged?
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by:zingab
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yes that was it
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Thanks 4 confirming
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