Solved

Exchange not truncating transaction logs

Posted on 2013-11-01
8
353 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Is there a way to tell Exchange server 2007 to truncate transaction logs for a storage group after its been backed up even though the other storage groups are still being backed up?

For example, I have 20 storage groups, each with 1 mailstore in it. Can exchange begin truncating the logs of storage group 1 once its backup has completed, even though storage groups 2 through 20 are still being backed up? And then similiarly, begin truncating the logs of storage group 2 once its backup is completed, event though 3 throughh 20 are still backing up? etc. etc.

My problem is that my exchange server will not beging truncating transaction logs until all 20 storage groups have been successfully backed up. If even 1 out of 20 fails backup, nothing is truncated.

thank you
0
Comment
Question by:cyberleo2000
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 39616663
what backup software are you using?
0
 

Author Comment

by:cyberleo2000
ID: 39616732
symantec netbackup
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 39616803
Look all DB's under a Storage group have to be successfully backed if not Logs wont Truncate and also it has to be either Full or Incremental for logs to be purged.

Do hope no SCR or disconnected Storage copy is available

- Rancy
0
Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

 

Author Comment

by:cyberleo2000
ID: 39616921
Its an active-passive CCR cluster. We backup the passive node. Each mailstore is in own storage group, so shouldn't the logs for that mailstore truncate as soon as netbackup tells the vsswriter that mailstore has been successfully backed up? I'm not getting any event id 224.

I'm wondering if the problems isn't with netbackup but rather with vsswriter.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
cyberleo2000 earned 0 total points
ID: 39624972
log files are being truncated, its event 224 that is not being generated.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 39627006
So were you simply trying to check for event 214 to determine if Log truncation is happening or not after successful backups ?

- Rancy
0
 

Author Comment

by:cyberleo2000
ID: 39627320
backups are successful, logs are truncated, but events 223 and 224 are not being generated.

I initially thought log truncation was not occurring because I was not seeing the events. But the number of logs in the log folder decreases substantially after a backup, so they are truncating.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cyberleo2000
ID: 39636717
i figured it out
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
A list of top three free exchange EDB viewers that helps the user to extract a mailbox from an unmounted .edb file and get a clear preview of all emails & other items with just a single click on mailboxes.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question