Exch 2010 DB with 3 damaged trans logs - can I dismount then remount without issue?
Posted on 2013-12-03
I have an Exchange 2010 box with multiple mounted databases that is running ok except I can't backup a certain DB because the Backup in Progress flag is stuck on.
I need to restart the Info Store Service to clear this flag but cannot right now because the DB in question was on a drive that was filling up so I moved the translogs to another server and freed up the space I needed. At the weekend I moved a big production file to another drive and have now moved the trans logs back to the Exchange box. There's now plenty of space but it's being eaten up by trans logs as expected.
Before I restart the Info Store Service I want to flush these trans logs by enabling then disabling circular logging, dismounting and remounting the store accordingly.
eseutil /ml shows all the logs are present but 3 are damaged.
If I dismount the DB with the circular logging enabled will the damaged logs be a problem?