When your Exchange Transaction Logs drive run out of space then first thing you think about movement of committed log files to another drive where server has space so here is the way…!!
Note: If you move committed logs then you cannot perform incremental backup and need to take full backup.
To perform this operation you need Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistance tool.
It is inbuilt tools in Exchange 2007 and available in Toolbox “Database Recovery Management”.
You need to install it manually in Exchange 2003.
After installation you can find it under Programs -> Microsoft Exchange -> Troubleshooting Assistant
Select Check for updates on startup (recommended) and click on Check for update now.
If no updates are available then Select Go to Welcome Screen.
Click on Select a Task.
Select Database Recovery Management.
Note: As discussed earlier, in Exchange 2007 you can directly select Database Recovery Management in Toolbox.
Give identifying label for this activity & Server name.
Click on Show Advance logon options if you want to give alternate credential.
It retrieves Exchange Server Information from Active Directory.
Click on Analyze log drive space.
It gives you Transaction log Drive Statistics.
You can see some important fact about your server…
- Available log disk space.
- Logs (GB).
- Average daily log generation rate.
- Estimated days to run before exhausting current log drive space.
Click on Select a storage group for log move.
Select the storage group(s) to move log files.
Click on Confirm the log move options.
You can see below things…
- Log File Name for Current Checkpoint
- Number of Removable Logs
- Recoverable Space (GB)
Select a Path where you want to move log files.
Click Perform Move Log Action.
It starts copying and removing logs operation.
Once it is finished, you can see the message, Successfully Copied the log files to new location and removed the logs.
Click on Go back to task center & Close Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant.
Note : Make sure that you take backup after completion of this.
Hope this helps you…!!! Put your comments…!!!