Q
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Managing transaction log files in Exchange Server 2007

Discover what to do with transaction log files on Exchange Server and why these files are so important to your database.

Q: I have a user running Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and she has not backed up her data since the...

initial install. There are several log files that are taking up space on the drive. Is it possible to delete some of the log files, then back up the client's Exchange server?

A: This is not possible because these are transaction log files for the Exchange database and are an essential part of your database. You need to run an Exchange-aware backup of the server. Running the backup will flush the logs properly. Your client should be running an Exchange-aware backup regularly, otherwise the log files will fill up the Exchange server disks, which will result in Exchange shutting down.

Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert Q&A? Let us know.

This was last published in February 2010

Dig Deeper on Microsoft Exchange Server Backup and Disaster Recovery

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchWindowsServer

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchCloudComputing

SearchSQLServer

Close