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Exchange 2010 DAG will not purge logs when backed up with Syamantec backup exec for exchange

Posted on 2011-03-02
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l Backup from Symantec for Exchange with "flush logs" selected on a nightly basis, but there are still 30,000+ txt file logs on the DAG server
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well you need to make sure your backup is completing correctly and that the version supports exchange DAG
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it is and that version dones it used to work , i am thinking of attempting a NTBACKUP
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Exchange 2010 only supports VSS based backups. Secondly, you need to take full backup in order to purge the log files.
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yes , thank you for your guidence on this issue , I ran a Winodws server backup (NTBACKUP) on it and was FULL and had no errors , this environment has been resently converted to exchange 2010 from 2003 , so thei only thing left is that there is a replication partner that is off line and it will not let it delete the logs untill is back on line or removed
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if you have a DAG logs won't be flushed before they are succesfully replicated to all nodes in the dag
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In order to purge the transaction logs, you need to start the replication between nodes.
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is there command to see if all DAGs have replicated ?
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get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus shld do and you can see it from the EMC -> Org Config -> Mailbox -> Database Management
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so run the command "get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus shld " from the command line ?


and this same info is at

 EMC -> Org Config -> Mailbox -> Database Management  ?

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yes it is the same ifno
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thanks and I will run  Test-ReplicationHealth also
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it seems that the repilcation is running fine NOW anyway, I removed the logs to another location and now the logs will purge
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