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Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 3.Apr.2001 1:52:00 AM   
Damian

 

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Hello
We're in the process of migrating from Groupwise 5.5 to Exchange 2000 (Total nightmares so far)
Since we're not getting any formal Exchange 2000 training I need to find out what sort of regular maintenance needs to be performed on the Exchange systems in order to maintain reliability.
We are running two AD servers, an Exchange server, connector server, OWA front-end and a conference server.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks...

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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 3.Apr.2001 12:41:00 PM   
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As regards maintenance there is not such maintenance since it is a much more stable application than exchange 5.5. The only think you have to do is to delete log files every now and then since it fills up the hard disk with 5Mb logfiles. There should be a method how to delete the log files automatically but I haven't yet found out how to.

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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 4.Apr.2001 12:56:00 AM   
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Which log files are you referring to here just out of interest, the SMTP logs ?

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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 4.Apr.2001 1:10:00 AM   
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No database management? Compression, truncating...anything?

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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 4.Apr.2001 11:15:00 AM   
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I was refereing to the log files that are found in the directory MDBDATA which are like E*****.log and are of 5Mb each. If there is a method someone knows how to delete these automatically please tell me.
Regarding maintanance yes you need defragentation but not as much as it was needed on exchange 5.5. Database managing is much better on exchange 2000.

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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 19.Jun.2001 6:52:00 PM   
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As far as I know, the log files are automatically deleted after a backup session on the exchange server.


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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 20.Jun.2001 12:35:00 PM   
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E*****.log files in the database that add a new file once reached 5Mb, can be stopped so only most current E**** log file is kept.

Under First Storage Group Properties, clieck (enable circular logging)

I think this will do the trick


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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 21.Jun.2001 9:26:00 PM   
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Log files are automatically deleted using Circular Logging. It's a long standing Exchange feature. After the store has been backed up, the logs are deleted.

As far as maintenance goes...Exchange 2000 does not need any maintenance. If you follow most of the pre-installation suggestions and optimize your servers for it's performance...you don't need to babysit it.


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RE: Exchange 2000 Maintenance - 22.Jun.2001 3:41:00 AM   
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Circular logging does the trick to avoid the harddisk flooded with the 5mg E****.log, however the downside is the message data in the transaciton log might not be written to the database before it is being reused.
This may result in data loss.

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Originally posted by jzaicew:
E*****.log files in the database that add a new file once reached 5Mb, can be stopped so only most current E**** log file is kept.

Under First Storage Group Properties, clieck (enable circular logging)

I think this will do the trick



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