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Exchange 2007 log files

Hi guys,

I have an exchange 2007 server that's running out of space, the log files are on a NAS (M drive), however they are not purging. The backup is running on the C & D (Exchange databases are on D). Should the log files be purged with the backups even though they're not on a backed up drive (the exchange databases are on the drive). We are using Windows Server Backup (Server 2008).
If I turn on Circular logging, what will happen with the current log files?

Thanks
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
They would only purge if your taking Exchange Online backup.
If you turn Circular logging and Restart IS it will created only 5 logs and remove all others creating free spce.

- Rancy
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_27844334.html#a38339558

Enabled Circular logging ... restart Information Store service - once you do this all log files will be flushed and new ones created.

Disable circular logging and restart Information store service ..... good to go

- Rancy
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optimus_nzAuthor Commented:
does it try and commit them though? i'm worried about not having the space for them if it needs to write them...
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AhmedAliShaikCommented:
If you enable circular logging all the logs will commit to the database .

U have to restart Information store to get affected.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Log files automatically get committed to Database .... when you Enable Circular logging it will keep only the last 5-6 logs including E00.log and then run with only 5-6 logs with Overwriting log files with FIFO.

You can try to dismount the Database making it clean shutdown and then Enable Circular logging and restart IS.

- Rancy
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AhmedAliShaikCommented:
As the logs will be committed to your database , you can move the committed logs to different drive to save ur disk space.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If you enable Circular logging and restart IS you wont have any logs apart from 5-6 .
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optimus_nzAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rancy - appreciate your help. Will try that tonight.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
:)
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