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Space in Exchange 2010 Log folder

Hi experts,

Please could you help me with exchange backup logs.

I have exchange logs size around 100GB in L drive which is  450 GB but every time I found that L drive is running out space.

Please could you advise me where is the rest of 350GB space gone!

I have checked hidden files or folder but apart of recycle bin there is nothing and recycle bin size is less then 1mb.

Thank you
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Vijaytyagi
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BusbarCommented:
is it possible that you have located the DB and logs on the same dive ?!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If you dont see much .... Enable "Show hidden files" and "System files" this will show you "Volume System" folder .... this is hopefully consuming the 350GB.

- Rancy
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VijaytyagiAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for your prompt reply.

is it possible that you have located the DB and logs on the same dive ?!

No, We have DB and logs in two different drive.

I have enable "Show hidden files" and "System files" and can see "Volume System" folder which size is 0 byte.

Thank you ¿
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Give your account Full control on the folder first and then check its space .... it wont show you the space just like that :)

- Rancy
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VijaytyagiAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rancy,

I am just taking backup first so I can play without any fear as I don't want to take any risk with exchange :)

I will update you soon.

Thank you :)
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Perfect ..... makes sense (whereas i never) :)

Dont remove all files just leave last 2-3 and remove old ones :) (if there are many)

- Rancy
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VijaytyagiAuthor Commented:
Hello Rancy,

Thanks for your help.

This problem resolved by creating "Shadow copies". I got most of the disk space back after  creating Shadow copies.
Once more question. Is it OK to enable and create shadow copies twice a month on Exchange server?

500 poings is your's :)

Thank you again for your great help. ¿
Cheers
Vijay
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VijaytyagiAuthor Commented:
Resolved by creating Shadow copies.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I would say to leave the Shadow copies enabled but just try to do a cleanup every 2 weeks or so as per how they are filling up space :)

- Rancy
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VijaytyagiAuthor Commented:
Thanks buddy ..you are a legend :)
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