Microsoft Exchange / Analysing backpressure issue

Posted on 2014-02-12
Last Modified: 2014-02-14

We are migrating Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.
The mailflow still goes through the old Exchange 2010 and via internal relay to the new Exchange 2013 servers

Yesterday i saw that almost every email that i can see in this queue gets delay with
"452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources"

I immediately thought about "Back Pressure" and searched for entries in the EventLog.
After i couldn't find anything i disabled back pressure in the "edgetransport.exe.config" for some time, to proof that the issue is caused by that.

During the disabled state i had no delays or messages with that error in the queue, so i'm pretty sure that the issue is caused by back pressure.

My problem now is that i don't have any idea how to find out which one of the back pressure thresholds is causing the issue.

Any ideas how i can deeper analyse this issue, to find out what the exact reason is?

Thanks in advance
Question by:Psymonious
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Expert Comment

ID: 39855691

that has been caused by a lack of disk space. please check disk space,

Expert Comment

ID: 39858774
Are there any events in the application log?  Backpressure creates events in the 15004-7 range, which should help pin the problem down.

Author Comment

ID: 39858864
I checked the "edgetransport.exe.config" but i cannot find the limits that are set.
Do you know how the limits are set by default?

Accepted Solution

chriskelk earned 500 total points
ID: 39858868
Read more of the article I linked earlier, it includes a list of options available including all the thresholds that backpressure uses.

Author Comment

ID: 39858922
Sorry, for the post in between, i had a problem with refreshing this site.
In the meantime i found a configuration failure on the second cluster node that caused the back pressure issue.

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