circular logging not working
Posted on 2011-03-10
I have an Exchange 2003 SP2 server with a couple storage groups for all my user mailboxes. I also have one storage group containing one mailbox used for journaling. On an xp vm, I have outlook running and it has rules to move incoming mail to a pst and I archive (create new pst) on a monthly basis.
Since the journaled mail doesn't stay on the server, I decided to enable circular logging on this storage group. After I did that, I did a full backup to clear the logs that were already there. Now it's 2 days later and the designated log folder for that storage group has over 740mb of transaction logs since I did that backup. Am I missing something simple here? I would have expected the transaction logs to recycle itself for this storage group but doesn't appear that way.