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Exchange 2010 LOG file not purging and growing indefinitely

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We moved to Windows System Backups via Ahsay's OBM backup client.  Ever since then I noticed the LOG files keep on growing and growing.  Shouldn't these get purged after the backup?  As I understand Windows System Backup does VSS copy by default.  Waiting for Ahsay to tell me best practice to enable the purging of LOGs...  I guess I would run a different job for that?
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Scott CSenior Engineer
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Are you doing a Full Backup.  That alone should purge the log files.

You definitely don't want to purge them manually.

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I updated the question since initially posting..  We are doing an Ahsay OBM job via Windows System Backup.  Windows System Backup does VSS copy by default.  Waiting for Ahsay to tell me best practice to enable the purging of LOGs via their job...  Based on your response there isn't a way to run a dedicated job just to purge?  The current job does a VSS copy so it won't interfere with other jobs.

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Scott C,

I thought VSS jobs done via Windows System Backups only copies them?
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So,

I need to create a dedicated Exchange backup that runs FULL once a week and LOG the other days.  Have it finish first and then the VSS copy can run after it, correct?
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