I perform a VM-level backup on our Exchange 2010 server rather than Windows-level backup, but I've noticed that as a result (since Windows Backup has never run) there are a lot of logs. How can I get Exchange to consolidate these safely without running Windows Backup?

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If you don't care about the logs, turn on circular logging. If you care about the logs, then use a backup method that is Exchange aware.

  • You beat me to the punch...
    – joeqwerty
    Nov 27, 2012 at 21:38

You have to run an Exchange aware backup that can flush the transaction logs as part of the backup or you have to enable circular logging (which isn't recommended in most scenarios).


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