Sudden Log File Growth

Hi, we had an issue today where our 20GB log disk was almost full in about 2 
hours.  Normally we use about 2GB/day on our log disk, and then it's cleared 
after our nightly full backup.

I looked at the log disk and there were about 45x5MB log files from 9am to 
10:05am, then at 10:05am there were about 21x5MB log files per minute until 
we were alerted when the disk was down to less than 5GB of space at around 
lunchtime.  I took the exchange cluster resources offline with about 700MB of 
space left and expanded the log disk for exchange on the SAN from 20GB to 
50GB.

We have an anti spam device which passes mail from the internet so it's not 
directly exposed to the internet.  I looked at the message tracking from 
10:05 to 10:10 am and that's also normal.  The exchange mailbox stores didn't 
increase very much - less than 7GB from yesterday and as we are migrating 
users to this server it's not too unusual.  Is there any way to analyze the 
log files to see what data is in them that was logged, or can I send it to MS 
and they can see if there is anything abnormal in the logs?

Thanks,
Kareem Forbes
-- 
Network Admin
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3/10/2006 7:48:17 PM
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What version of Exchange server?
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"omegan99" <omegan99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:238B5ED6-EA85-47EB-805E-5C789CF58BA2@microsoft.com...
> Hi, we had an issue today where our 20GB log disk was almost full in about 
> 2
> hours.  Normally we use about 2GB/day on our log disk, and then it's 
> cleared
> after our nightly full backup.
>
> I looked at the log disk and there were about 45x5MB log files from 9am to
> 10:05am, then at 10:05am there were about 21x5MB log files per minute 
> until
> we were alerted when the disk was down to less than 5GB of space at around
> lunchtime.  I took the exchange cluster resources offline with about 700MB 
> of
> space left and expanded the log disk for exchange on the SAN from 20GB to
> 50GB.
>
> We have an anti spam device which passes mail from the internet so it's 
> not
> directly exposed to the internet.  I looked at the message tracking from
> 10:05 to 10:10 am and that's also normal.  The exchange mailbox stores 
> didn't
> increase very much - less than 7GB from yesterday and as we are migrating
> users to this server it's not too unusual.  Is there any way to analyze 
> the
> log files to see what data is in them that was logged, or can I send it to 
> MS
> and they can see if there is anything abnormal in the logs?
>
> Thanks,
> Kareem Forbes
> -- 
> Network Admin 


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bharatsuneja1 (3146)
3/10/2006 8:00:21 PM
It's exchange 2003 sp1 clustered.

Also we have antigen antivirus on the server, clam av on the interceptor 
smtp device which gets and filters all the mail to exchange and also symantec 
av on the server for file system scanning.  Client machines have symantec av 
as well.

-- 
Network Admin


"Bharat Suneja" wrote:

> What version of Exchange server?
> -- 
> Bharat Suneja
> MCSE, MCT
> www.zenprise.com
> blog: www.suneja.com/blog
> -----------------------------------------
> 
> 
> "omegan99" <omegan99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:238B5ED6-EA85-47EB-805E-5C789CF58BA2@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, we had an issue today where our 20GB log disk was almost full in about 
> > 2
> > hours.  Normally we use about 2GB/day on our log disk, and then it's 
> > cleared
> > after our nightly full backup.
> >
> > I looked at the log disk and there were about 45x5MB log files from 9am to
> > 10:05am, then at 10:05am there were about 21x5MB log files per minute 
> > until
> > we were alerted when the disk was down to less than 5GB of space at around
> > lunchtime.  I took the exchange cluster resources offline with about 700MB 
> > of
> > space left and expanded the log disk for exchange on the SAN from 20GB to
> > 50GB.
> >
> > We have an anti spam device which passes mail from the internet so it's 
> > not
> > directly exposed to the internet.  I looked at the message tracking from
> > 10:05 to 10:10 am and that's also normal.  The exchange mailbox stores 
> > didn't
> > increase very much - less than 7GB from yesterday and as we are migrating
> > users to this server it's not too unusual.  Is there any way to analyze 
> > the
> > log files to see what data is in them that was logged, or can I send it to 
> > MS
> > and they can see if there is anything abnormal in the logs?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Kareem Forbes
> > -- 
> > Network Admin 
> 
> 
> 
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omegan99 (5)
3/10/2006 9:05:28 PM
Here's what I know can cause log file growth:
Desktop search engines indexing their mailboxes
Blackberry redirect client
Microsoft Entourage Clients - fixed in SP2

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Teo Heras



"omegan99" wrote:

> Hi, we had an issue today where our 20GB log disk was almost full in about 2 
> hours.  Normally we use about 2GB/day on our log disk, and then it's cleared 
> after our nightly full backup.
> 
> I looked at the log disk and there were about 45x5MB log files from 9am to 
> 10:05am, then at 10:05am there were about 21x5MB log files per minute until 
> we were alerted when the disk was down to less than 5GB of space at around 
> lunchtime.  I took the exchange cluster resources offline with about 700MB of 
> space left and expanded the log disk for exchange on the SAN from 20GB to 
> 50GB.
> 
> We have an anti spam device which passes mail from the internet so it's not 
> directly exposed to the internet.  I looked at the message tracking from 
> 10:05 to 10:10 am and that's also normal.  The exchange mailbox stores didn't 
> increase very much - less than 7GB from yesterday and as we are migrating 
> users to this server it's not too unusual.  Is there any way to analyze the 
> log files to see what data is in them that was logged, or can I send it to MS 
> and they can see if there is anything abnormal in the logs?
> 
> Thanks,
> Kareem Forbes
> -- 
> Network Admin
0
Utf
3/10/2006 9:36:30 PM
Add to the list large messages exceeding send/receive limits submitted using 
OWA. (There's a hotfix for this one, iirc).
-- 
Bharat Suneja
MCSE, MCT
www.zenprise.com
blog: www.suneja.com/blog
-----------------------------------------


"Teo Heras" <teo at inventrix dot net> wrote in message 
news:73D3A4E4-3F83-4931-9702-0CAC24D2B21B@microsoft.com...
> Here's what I know can cause log file growth:
> Desktop search engines indexing their mailboxes
> Blackberry redirect client
> Microsoft Entourage Clients - fixed in SP2
>
> -- 
> Teo Heras
>
>
>
> "omegan99" wrote:
>
>> Hi, we had an issue today where our 20GB log disk was almost full in 
>> about 2
>> hours.  Normally we use about 2GB/day on our log disk, and then it's 
>> cleared
>> after our nightly full backup.
>>
>> I looked at the log disk and there were about 45x5MB log files from 9am 
>> to
>> 10:05am, then at 10:05am there were about 21x5MB log files per minute 
>> until
>> we were alerted when the disk was down to less than 5GB of space at 
>> around
>> lunchtime.  I took the exchange cluster resources offline with about 
>> 700MB of
>> space left and expanded the log disk for exchange on the SAN from 20GB to
>> 50GB.
>>
>> We have an anti spam device which passes mail from the internet so it's 
>> not
>> directly exposed to the internet.  I looked at the message tracking from
>> 10:05 to 10:10 am and that's also normal.  The exchange mailbox stores 
>> didn't
>> increase very much - less than 7GB from yesterday and as we are migrating
>> users to this server it's not too unusual.  Is there any way to analyze 
>> the
>> log files to see what data is in them that was logged, or can I send it 
>> to MS
>> and they can see if there is anything abnormal in the logs?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Kareem Forbes
>> -- 
>> Network Admin 


0
bharatsuneja1 (3146)
3/10/2006 10:14:33 PM
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