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By crashshw ·
Our boot partition runs out of storage with too many EDBxxx.logs and Exchange stops working. Having trouble running the EDBUTIL.exe tool to cleanup the Exchange database logs.
We shutdown all Exchange services and then from a DOS prompt run the tool with various switches (/ispriv, etc.) But the files never get cleaned up and there is invalid command error message. Can anybody assist?

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by leo.valmores In reply to Exchange log cleanup

These EDBxxxxx.log are transaction logs generated and are used for differential and incremental BUPs.

I suggest that you enable the circular logging. Or you can point to a different path (preferably other than your system/boot drives) so these logs would not anymore overgrow in your boot partitions.

Please check Articles ID:Q147524 and Q128325 at support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles on how to recover disk spaces.

Good Luck

Before you do this, make sure that you have a clean and satifactory full BUP.

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by crashshw In reply to Exchange log cleanup

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by Exchange Admin In reply to Exchange log cleanup

DO NOT ENABLE CIRCULAR LOGGING!!!!!!!

This will cause future problems. The best thing to do is run the Exchange optimizer and then chose a different drive for the logs. Add a larger drive if neccessary. Also if you run backups on the Exchange server once the files are marked as backed up Exchange will overwrite these files.

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