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Every 6 months or so, Ive gotta get into a customers Exchange 2010 Server and clear out old transaction logs to prevent a stop in mail flow from occurring. Question: Is there any way to set this up to be done automatically within management console so the drive doesnt fill and break Exchange?
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by:Vaseem Mohammed
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A proper full backup of exchange mailbox servers will clear the log files as the databases gets backed up successfully.
Removing log files manually is not recommended way of house keeping exchange environment.
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by:paulrausch
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How to recommend the full backup of the mailbox databases be taken?
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by:Schuyler Dorsey
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Even a full Windows Server backup which processes the VSS logs should take care of this. Beyond that, many backup products such as Backup Exec and Barracuda will process the logs as well.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 167 total points
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If you really don't care about backups, then circular logging will stop the logs from being generated.
However that will give you no recovery options at all for Exchange.

An Exchange aware backup is the best option here. Backup Exec is very expensive for what it does. The build in server backup will do the job, and is Exchange aware. You could also look at Backup Assist (the base product only is all that you need).

Simon.
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When configuring the Server backup, what directories do you recommend are configured for backup, or should the entire server just be pulled?
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by:Vaseem Mohammed
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Below are the links for your reference when using windows Backup.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj906377.aspx
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/the-enterprise-cloud/back-up-exchange-2010-with-this-windows-server-2008-r2-feature/

If you have any kind of backup application in your infrastructure, refer to that software specific guide on how to backup Exchange databases.
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Exchange isn't backed up with files and folders. You need to use an Exchange aware backup which will see the Exchange databases and allow you to select them.
In some cases you do select the drive that the Exchange logs and databases are located on, but it varies by application.

My preferred choice - Backup Assist - will see the Exchange databases and allow you to select them as something to backup.

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