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Yet another SBS 2008 backup questions, VSS writer has unsuccessfully completed

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Exchange VSS Writer (instance d4524552-8b1d-4ca3-9621-6db6bff07dbd:2) has unsuccessfully completed the backup of storage group 'First Storage Group'. No log files have been truncated for this storage group.

is the actual event log on this SBS 2008 SP2 machine.

I acquired a new client and found this error has been going on for years.  It looks like the back up is clear, but ended in warnings.  I also found a script that was manually deleting the log files found in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group" every day and I think this has to do with the consistency check failing, this not really backing up the database.  Is there a way to just restart the clock so to speak, manually dump all the logs and then start over with a new back up job?

I stopped the scheduled task and now see the drive is filling rather quickly with the log files e0000002c4a0 etc etc. and can understand why he was doing this.  I just don't want the headaches of restoring in this manner should something go wrong down the road.
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OK, found my answer in part, (resetting the clock on log files), which was turning on circular logging, unmounting db, then re-mounting (which there is a delay in mounting, while it is removing all those logs), then unchecking the circular logging, unmount and mount again,

I am running a Backup now, to see if it runs with no warnings.  (as a side note, i already checked the vsswriters command and it came up with no errors)
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OK, I just finished the backup, and it looks like this is the case.  The backup ran without a hitch and show completed successfully. It also removed the 10 or so 1 MB files it created when I turned it back to normal logging, so things look good.

Too bad I had to solve my own issue...
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