How to deal with Exchange logs filling up drive
Posted on 2011-04-26
We are using an Exchange server with SP3 and rollup 2. It is on a Windows 2008 server, with SP2.
We were not using a backup application for a while. We were relying on Mailbox Export and LCR to keep us safe. Tried to use Backup Exec and had issues, so abandoned it.
I have spent the last couple weeks troubleshooting Windows Server Backup, which is supposedly Exchange-aware, but they really shouldn't say it is. I have just found out that Windows Server Backup will not run, if LCR is enabled. Furthermore, it just quits and doesn't give you any helpful message.
So, I usually try to plan so that I don't have to be in a panic, but after dealing with this so long, we're in a place, where the logs are going to fill up the drive, right away. It doesn't seem like a good idea to try to stop LCR or something, but now I'm trying to figure out how to get the logs properly dealt with so I can get the space back on the drive.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions as to how to deal with this. Of course, this is a production server, and I don't want to take risks, but I'm open to suggestion.