Exchange 2003 : Manual Log File Cleanup

Exchange 2003 : Manual Log File Cleanup

1) Stop Affected Databases
2) Check Database State;
             Execute: eseutil /MH “<filename>.edb”
             Execute: eseutil /MH “<filename>.stm”

 Check Value of ‘State’ for both – should be Clean Shutdown or Consistent state

 Check Value of ‘ Log Required’ if 0-0 then no logs are required to start the DB,
 otherwise it will tell you the log range required to start the DB.

You can safely remove all the numbered log files that are less than the lowest entry in any Log Required field for any database in the storage group. Remember to move, not delete, the log files. Remember, the most recent logfile will be the prefix, i.e. E00.log as a result the last log in ‘Log Required’ may not exist.