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Good day,

i have ALOT  of log files underthat directory.  Every Log File is called:   Something like E0012327.log and they take 5MB of space each.. I have 2000 of these..  Is it safe to erase some?

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No, these are your transaction logs.

You need to take a FULL backup using an exchange aware backup product.  If you re doing this and it's not flushing the logs then another option is to take a full backup, turn on circular logging, allow the logs to flush, turn off circular logging then take another full backup.
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How  do I turn in Circular  logging?
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Ok, Thanks for the links,  I will search for Exchange 2003.
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Sorry forgot to include Exchange 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314605

Habit :)
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No problem at all, you already did your part.  Here are 500 points kind sir.
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Very helpful.  Thank you.
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