exchange 2007 server is full

Hi Experts,

what can I do when the server is full and no space is available ?
Can I move the EXCH LOG Files or is the DB then corrupt ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
my backup stopped and no full was done each day.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I restarted the backup, but it ended with an error, because the exch db was down.
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Might be there is no space on DB disk to mount databases.
In your case Depending upon the total logs available, you should MOVING 10-15% log files to other location.
Other location means, to a an external drive or to a partition which does not reside on same disks as DB.
NOTE: Do not lose these logs, you might need them later is required.
Once there is space available after moving logs, try to Mount database.
Also Search for "Eseutil /MH" on google and follow proper steps to find out required logs for the database.
Once the database is working, configure your backup ASAP and make Full backup.

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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
just the full backup removes the log files, right ?
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Full exchange known backup will clear the logs if it is completed successfully.
Do not delete or move logs.
You can flush the logs by enabling circular logging and mount the database it is not recommended though.
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Due to lack of space ((0MB) on DB drive the DB will not mount, thats the reason why I suggested yo MOVE old logs as they might hav already committed to DB. Then try mounting DB.
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
If you want you can change the logs to another drive if you can add a disk to the server.
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
Alternatively you can stop exchange service - move some backup files - compress the log folder and move it back to original location and restart the service. this will solve your problem - once the backup will finish your logs will be cleared anyways.
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Prashant Srivastava brings out a point which I missed in my posts.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks I moved now some log files and the backup is running.

Is it possible to relocate one of my edb files to another location ?
Can I move it to an UNC path ?
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
U can move the EDB or log files folder.
But not on UNC
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
You can certainly do this - link below will give you enough help:
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
Oh Sorry not on UNC this is applicable only on physical locations.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi after the full backup of the first storage group, the logs are not flushed.....
What kind of full backup is really needed ?
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Which backup application are you using?
Need exchange aware application and exchange specific backup policy.
I hope you have mounted the DB.
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
if logs are not flushed - move all old logs ( before today)  - then check if your exchange server works. Looks like your log files are not doing anything and can be deleted once your exchange server stabilizes.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I use Backup Exec 2014.
And until the weekend it was working.
But now I just started the backup of the st Storage Group, not the second Storage group.

When exactly the files are flushed ?
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Is there any kind of replication on Exchange configured? CCR, SCR?
CHeck the replication status, also see if theres anything suspicious in eventlogs.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
yes it is a cluster of two servers
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
I would suggest to check the replication health.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
done and works
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
with another full backup job, I was able to flush the files.
So this works now.
I just have to compare the differences between the jobs.
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
Glad this fixes your problem.
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Sounds good. Also for future troubleshooting try to see the lastfullbackup and lastincrementalbackup properties on Database. you can use powershell or i believe GUI as well..(not sure about GUI)
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
the lastincrementalbackup will not flush the logs, right ?
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
It will.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
sure ? with an incremental backup the logs are also flushed ?
Vaseem MohammedCommented:
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
great then I can close this case now.
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