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Replay Log Files

Recently I had issues with one of my Exchange 2010 Servers. It's a vmware virtual machine and archive vmdk grows large and fills all datastore. Also, Archive DBs has problem mounting. After  moving archive edb to different datastore I was able to mount it. The only issue is the log files which I didn't move. I just found around 65 Gb of log files in the backup. Is it safe to delete them or it is 65 GB of actual emails that didn't happen to replay into edb? So, I have Archive mailbox store running with new set of log files on it and I do have another EDB file (restored from backup) with log files. It's on Dirty Shutdown state. So, my question is  how can I replay all log files (thousands of them) into edb and then recover some mailboxes from it? Thank you in advance,
Armen
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is it safe to delete them or it is 65 GB of actual emails that didn't happen to replay into edb? - If this is in the Backup or database is mounted and working than i dont think we need those files.

So, my question is  how can I replay all log files (thousands of them) into edb and then recover some mailboxes from it? Thank you in advance - If the DB is in Dirty shutdown and and we have the logs required we can run the Soft recovery command and bring that DB into clean shutdown and mount it and extract the data :)

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Armen MinasyanDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Here is what happened. When edb starts acting up - I moved it to another drive (without log files). Just EDB file. And then mounted it. It's working now. And it has it's own log files created from scratch.

So, the old location still has edb and log files and it's outdated already. I want to make sure I really didn't left anything on this log files. Backup wasn't done on it for a long time.

I'm doing eseutil /k on it right now. Taking a long time. It's 1.5 TB edb
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Here is what happened. When edb starts acting up - I moved it to another drive (without log files). Just EDB file. And then mounted it. It's working now. And it has it's own log files created from scratch - Perfect so the old log files are of no use .... proceed with a new Good backup :)

As the DB is mounted it means all old log files were commited (data from those logs were written to the DB before movement) and with a new set of logs we are good to move ahead in life :)

- Rancy
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Armen MinasyanDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rancy!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
WOW .... 1.65TB ..... buddy what is the Exchange version (Standard or Enterprise) ??

Standard can have 5 Database and Enterprise can have 100 Database so why not create some more and smaller the size of DB as it isnt good to have such a large DB as it will cause you administration issues always (Backup\Restore\Etc)

- Rancy
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Armen MinasyanDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
It's an Online Archive edb. We have a 6 month retention policy and messages being pulled off from active mailbox stores into this one. Yeah, you right, I'm planning to create more Archives. And yes, Enterprise version.
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