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XADM: Enabling or Disabling Circular Logging


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Summary

Microsoft Exchange Server version 4.0 has a feature called Circular Logging. This feature prevents the continuous build up of Microsoft Exchange database Transaction Log files on the hard drive. However, differential and incremental backups cannot be performed if this feature is enabled.

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The Circular Logging feature is ENABLED by default when Microsoft Exchange Server is installed. You can toggle this feature separately for the Directory and the Information Store. This feature can be enabled or disabled through the Properties page of the Server object or through the registry. To enable or disable Circular Logging:

Through The Properties Page

  1. In the Properties page of the Server object, click on the Advanced tab.
  2. Check the Directory or Information Store box to enable Circular Logging. Clear the checkboxes to disable this feature.
Circular logging can also be set by editing the appropriate registry value listed below and then restarting the corresponding service. The value is read only at startup time of the services.

Through the Registry

For Directory Store Circular Logging

key:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
   \MSExchangeDS\Parameters
				

value:
   Circular Logging
   0=off; 1=on
				

For Information Store Circular Logging

key:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
   \MSExchangeIS\ParametersSystem
				

value:
   Circular Logging
   0=off; 1=on
				

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Article Info
Article ID : 147523
Revision : 6
Created on : 10/28/2006
Published on : 10/28/2006
Exists online : False
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