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Exchange 2007 full backups and log files

I'm presented with a server that has over 100,000 log files..  It seems it's never been backed up using Exchange compliant backups tools... So...  I'm wanting to backup full and hope the log files will be purged once committed to the DB... But.. The admin mentioned he's deleted log files manually over time... So, I assume the full backup will complete with warning for the log file sequence doesn't match, correct?  SHould I go ahead and run a full backup and then run a log backup after that?  I plan to eventually send these jobs offsite but it having 100,000+ log files and a total of 186 GB's doesn't sound like a good idea?!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
So, I assume the full backup will complete with warning for the log file sequence doesn't match, correct? - Nopes the backup will take a backup of the DB and check if the current logs are written and purge ... it will only give Warnings in case there is a disconenct between the logs files generation.
TO correct the above i would simplty Dismount the DB move all files exept the .edb and then mount again and start the Backup to avoid any issues.

Should I go ahead and run a full backup and then run a log backup after that? - Why not please proceed.

I plan to eventually send these jobs offsite but it having 100,000+ log files and a total of 186 GB's doesn't sound like a good idea?! - Doesnt but you have to make this one work to have atleast first good backup :)

- Rancy
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