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What happen with SMTP logs if we move after Exchange 2003 DB are dismounted?

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What happen with SMTP logs if we move after Exchange 2003 DB are dismounted?

Because there is lack of space in Exchange 2003 server drive I dismount the Mailboxdatases and move DB to a bigger drive.

Also I move all SMTP logs to another drive. My question is can I delete those logs and Exchange will recreate them as soon as I remount DB or I have to point the path to the new smtp log drive?

 I ask that question because I want to make sure users will not receive some emails twice.
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SAM2009,

SMTP logs are just for analyzing purpose and it is anyway not related to database mount / dismount. Exchange just logging its transport thing in this file. Just that. You can delete logs older than 15days if you want. No worries. Just delete/compress/move it to other file location.

If you want you can even move the SMTP logs to another location by right click SMTP virtual server.
You may want to move the logs manually to the new location as exchange will not move it for you as if you move t.logs or database.

~ Anand
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Hey, I think you are talking about TRANSACTION LOGS, not SMTP logs. Confirm me.

T.logs are very important. Read this article to do so,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915

Exchange will itself move the logs to another location when you specify and click apply.


To move log files

   1. Start Exchange System Manager.
   2. Click Administrative Groups.

      Note If Administrative Groups does not appear, it may not be turned on. To turn on Administrative Groups, right-click Exchange Organization in Exchange System Manager, and then click Properties. Click to select the Display Administrative Groups check box.
   3. Locate the storage group where you want to change log file paths, right-click the storage group, and then click Properties.
   4. Click the General tab, click the Browse button next to the Transaction log location box, and then specify the new drive or folder location for the log files.
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Sorry I mean: QUEUE DIRECTORY FILES (.EML files)
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Thanks
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