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Exchange 2010-Won't flush logs

Posted on 2012-12-20
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I have an exchange server that recently(kind of) decided to stop flushing its log files.  For whatever reason, our Zenith BDR isn't getting a full backup of exchange.  I ran eseutil /mh & it's in a clean shutdown state, so there appears to be some other corruption.

Anyone ever come across this & what did you do to resolve it?  I'm thinking about giving the standard Server 2003 backup utility a shot & see if that flushes them.  They gotta go and fast-I'm losing disk space in a hurry.
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I would try running an ntbackup somewhere to disk.....
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by:Havasu2
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That was actuallly my plan.  For it to be "exchange aware", the IS has to be running doesn't it?

(I'm in the middle of copying the DB & logs to a couple different places)
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yep..... keep all the services running and just do a standard exchange backup..... u can do it thru the gui.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Yes you have to have a backup of the Exchange DB in Online state and hope we arent having any DAG or HA ?
Also make sure all Exchange services are running

- Rancy
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This is on server 2003-not looking like I have an Exchange backup option-just file level.  I've always used 3rd party backup apps for this.
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hmmmmm NTbackup will backup exchange for you out of the box.....



Try following these instructions...

http://www.petri.co.il/backup_exchange_2000_2003_with_ntbackup.htm
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by:dekkar
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possibly you need to install ntbackup first?

Its a part of windows.... u just need to add/remove it...
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Ntbackup is there-I think it's because the services are down(still copying).
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Did you check the status of the databases?
If anyone has error it will not flush the logs

You can see the errors of DBs in eventviewer and make sure it is mounted while backing up
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VSS has to be enabled on that drive for the backup to work with Exchange.  So far, so good-I guess I'll know in the AM if it worked.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Is there some DB within the Storage Group thats dismounted or not getting backed up as if so the Logs wont purge

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