Automatically Purging Transaction Logs

Hello, 

I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to 
aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. Can 
anyone give me a good method of doing this? 

Thanks in advance.
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hunter (26)
9/23/2005 4:35:01 PM
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A successful backup automatically purges the transaction logs (if you're 
using Exchange-aware backup sw)
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Bharat Suneja
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"Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4DF7D5C6-5422-4FAB-BC45-E9284E8F0CB9@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to
> aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. Can
> anyone give me a good method of doing this?
>
> Thanks in advance. 


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bharatsuneja1 (3146)
9/23/2005 4:51:36 PM
A successful "Online" or Normal backup will purge transaction logs.  How are 
you performing your backups?  Are you shutting down the Exchange service 
prior to backing up?

Another caveat is that you must back up the entire Storage Group before logs 
are purged.  So, if you have multiple mailbox stores, and one is dismounted 
(not backed up online), the logs will not be purged.

-- 
Ben Winzenz
Exchange MVP
MessageOne


"Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4DF7D5C6-5422-4FAB-BC45-E9284E8F0CB9@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to
> aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. Can
> anyone give me a good method of doing this?
>
> Thanks in advance. 


0
Ben
9/23/2005 4:53:45 PM
I am using ArcServe version r11.1 (Build 3105). 

Thanks!

"Ben Winzenz [Exchange MVP]" wrote:

> A successful "Online" or Normal backup will purge transaction logs.  How are 
> you performing your backups?  Are you shutting down the Exchange service 
> prior to backing up?
> 
> Another caveat is that you must back up the entire Storage Group before logs 
> are purged.  So, if you have multiple mailbox stores, and one is dismounted 
> (not backed up online), the logs will not be purged.
> 
> -- 
> Ben Winzenz
> Exchange MVP
> MessageOne
> 
> 
> "Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:4DF7D5C6-5422-4FAB-BC45-E9284E8F0CB9@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to
> > aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. Can
> > anyone give me a good method of doing this?
> >
> > Thanks in advance. 
> 
> 
> 
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hunter (26)
9/23/2005 5:05:04 PM
Are you using the Arcserve Exchange Agent then?  That is required in order 
to do a full online backup.

You may also consider simply running NTBackup "on" the Exchange server as a 
test to make sure that using NTBackup successfully purges the log files.  If 
it does, and Arcserver does not, you would need to contact Arcserve support.

-- 
Ben Winzenz
Exchange MVP
MessageOne


"Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:28CC6817-C5A0-4430-A476-16EB875C74CF@microsoft.com...
>I am using ArcServe version r11.1 (Build 3105).
>
> Thanks!
>
> "Ben Winzenz [Exchange MVP]" wrote:
>
>> A successful "Online" or Normal backup will purge transaction logs.  How 
>> are
>> you performing your backups?  Are you shutting down the Exchange service
>> prior to backing up?
>>
>> Another caveat is that you must back up the entire Storage Group before 
>> logs
>> are purged.  So, if you have multiple mailbox stores, and one is 
>> dismounted
>> (not backed up online), the logs will not be purged.
>>
>> -- 
>> Ben Winzenz
>> Exchange MVP
>> MessageOne
>>
>>
>> "Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4DF7D5C6-5422-4FAB-BC45-E9284E8F0CB9@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to
>> > aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. Can
>> > anyone give me a good method of doing this?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance.
>>
>>
>> 


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Ben
9/23/2005 5:19:19 PM
If you don't want to buy the Exchange agent, you could schedule NTBACKUP to 
back up the Information Store to a file, then use Arcserve to back up that 
file.  That will require you to do more administrative monitoring of the 
backup process, however, and it would require you to have enough disk space 
for the backup file.  However, you would be able to do a faster restore of 
Exchange in the event of such a necessity because file I/O is generally 
quite a bit faster.  You could install a cheap 300GB IDE drive just for the 
backup files.
-- 
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"

"Ben Winzenz [Exchange MVP]" <ben_winzenz@NOSPAMdotmessageonedotcom> wrote 
in message news:uypbsLGwFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Are you using the Arcserve Exchange Agent then?  That is required in order 
> to do a full online backup.
>
> You may also consider simply running NTBackup "on" the Exchange server as 
> a test to make sure that using NTBackup successfully purges the log files. 
> If it does, and Arcserver does not, you would need to contact Arcserve 
> support.
>
> -- 
> Ben Winzenz
> Exchange MVP
> MessageOne
>
>
> "Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:28CC6817-C5A0-4430-A476-16EB875C74CF@microsoft.com...
>>I am using ArcServe version r11.1 (Build 3105).
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> "Ben Winzenz [Exchange MVP]" wrote:
>>
>>> A successful "Online" or Normal backup will purge transaction logs.  How 
>>> are
>>> you performing your backups?  Are you shutting down the Exchange service
>>> prior to backing up?
>>>
>>> Another caveat is that you must back up the entire Storage Group before 
>>> logs
>>> are purged.  So, if you have multiple mailbox stores, and one is 
>>> dismounted
>>> (not backed up online), the logs will not be purged.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Ben Winzenz
>>> Exchange MVP
>>> MessageOne
>>>
>>>
>>> "Hunter" <Hunter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:4DF7D5C6-5422-4FAB-BC45-E9284E8F0CB9@microsoft.com...
>>> > Hello,
>>> >
>>> > I am running Exchange Server 2003 and am looking for a method to
>>> > aoutomatically purge transaction log files after succesful back up. 
>>> > Can
>>> > anyone give me a good method of doing this?
>>> >
>>> > Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
> 


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curspice6401 (3487)
9/23/2005 6:45:09 PM
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