Exchange 2010 daily backup but growing logs - 14 E00000xxxxx.log files corrupt
Posted on 2014-03-01
Working Exchange 2010 with mounting mailbox databases, daily windows backup completing with errors.
The harddisk on the server developed disk faults and the VMware host and Windows 2008 guest were rebuilt on new harddisk. The Exchange Server was restored (by someone else).
Appeared to be working well and backed up daily with windows backup.
But the backup started to report completed with errors.
It has not been possible to take the server down for business reasons until now.
When the disk space was running very low,
The mailbox database is 44GB and the logs have grown to 22GB there is less than 8GB of disk space free.
Have dismounted the mailbox databases and run ESEUTIL /K E00 and it reports thousands of log files ok but 14 are corrupt with
ERROR: Log damaged (unusable). Last Lgpos: (0x14da1,9,0). Error -501.
The E00 is OK
Was able to mount the mailbox after this.
Have space on a NAS drive to copy the logs to if required or can increase the disk space on the exchange drive but prefer not to.
1. Have not attempted to repair the 14 logs individually, is it worth trying?
Looking for the best way to resolve this issue as it is some time since the server restore and the exchange backup used it way out of date.
Not sure if the user mailboxes are missing mails from these logs but incoming and outgoing mail is functioning and no apparent losses.
Previously in repairing exchange databases
Have just deleted all the log files and then mounted the mailbox database in the past with Exchange 2003 but is it safe to attempt this with Exchange 2010?
The corrupt log files all occurred over a period of 45 days in 2013.
Thanks for looking, any questions / clarification, please let me know.