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Circular logging on Exchange 2007

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hello experts
i have a Exchange 2007 server which running on Windows Server 2008, i just enable circular logging for each storage group and public folder, but i could old logs not being cleared, also the problems is the folder size which store logs keep growing, so how i can fix it?

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by:Anuroopsundd
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logs will get clear ones you do the complete backup of the exchange database.
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Exchange automatically removes unnecessary log files by using one of the following methods:
•If circular logging is enabled, Exchange Server removes transaction logs soon after they have been written to the database file.

If circular logging is disabled, Exchange Server removes excess logs after a full or incremental online backup of all the databases in a storage group is performed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240145
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by:beardog1113
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dear experts
my question is, i have enable circular logging, at least the log files should not growing any more right?
but it keep growing.
btw, i am using Exchange 2007 which running on windows server 2008 standard R2

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by:Anuroopsundd
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have you restarted the exchange services after enabling circular logging?
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by:beardog1113
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not yet, does it necessary?
for it in production environment, i could only restart it in the middle night.

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by:Anuroopsundd
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yes, as you have made the changes it will require to restart services also so that it can take care of the new settings.
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http://www.shnake.com/blog/?p=28
To make this change apply, you need to either restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service, or mount and dismount the storage group you just modified
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any way will try that
i do have another Exchange 2007 CCR nodes, which running on windows 2003 server, once i enable circular logging, logs being cleared right now, maybe something different between OS 2003 and 2008.
will try it tonight.

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by:beardog1113
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yes, after restart exchange information store service, logs cleared soon.

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