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Exmerge log fills up entire disk space!

By AJD ·
I have been running exmerge as a simple mailbox backup utility without a problem for several months. (WinNT4 Server SP6a, Exchange 5.5 SP4).
Now all of a sudden, each time exmerge runs, the exmerge.log file fills up the entire free disk space of any drive it is on. I have changed drives several times with the same effect. The largest log file size was 19.3GB!! I did not try to open the log file as it was so large.
Logging level is set to 0 in exmerge.ini.

What is going on?

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Exmerge log fills up entire disk space!

by DKlippert In reply to Exmerge log fills up enti ...

Here's part of a discussion that may relate to your problem:

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by AJD In reply to Exmerge log fills up enti ...

I have discovered the problem:
The antivirus application on the exchange server had malfunctioned and was in a perpetual state of trying to scan the attachments contained in the information store. While in this state, it prevented exmerge from accessing the store to export mail items (it still allowed normal client access, though).
While it was waiting, exmerge would log an error several times per second :-0 and append the error to the log, which would grow until it filled all the available space on the drive !!!
Now, that is what I call dumb logging!
I fixed the antivirus application and let it finish the scan and we are back in business ;-D

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