Exchange 2010 Message Journaling and transaction logs.

Posted on 2013-09-05
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Last Modified: 2013-09-05
I have an Exchange 2010 SP3 running on a single Windows 2008 R2 server.  I have recently implemented a third part journaling solution that had me create a journaling mailbox that receives all the messages and then moves them to the Journaling storage area. I would like to prevent these messages that are sent to this mailbox from being logged to my transaction log file.

My thinking is that since it is a separate platform where the messages are stored that I don't need tran logs for it for two reasons.
1- It uses a fair amount of space in the tran logs that I don't think is necessary.
2- In the event of a transaction log restore(hopefully never) I would end up with duplicate messages in my journal.

Disabling transaction logs for this mailbox seem to be the best way to do this. Is this possible?
Question by:D91Admin
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Mohammed Tahir earned 2000 total points
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Enable Circular logging for Journaling Mailbox Database.

1.      In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration | Mailbox.
2.      In the result pane, on the Database Management tab, select the Journaling Mailbox database.
3.      In the action pane, under the database name, click Properties.
4.      Click on the Maintenance tab
5.      Check the option Enable circular logging.
6.      Click OK.
7.   To make your changes to the circular logging settings effective, dismount and then mount all of the databases in the storage group.


Author Comment

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I was thinking that because the mailbox for journaling was from a third part, that I would have to disable it on an individual basis.

But from your suggestion, I see that if I create a separate database for my journaling mailbox, that then I can control it's logging independent of the other mailboxes in the main mailbox database. Is my thinking correct?


Author Closing Comment

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I had asked for an answer to a procedural question that I thought would solve my problem, but MD_tahir21 gave me a better way to solve it all together. Very pleased with the solution.


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