Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2003 transaction log transfer problems

If you are having Exchange Server 2003 transaction log transfer problems, know what steps to take if you have multiple databases on a drive.

I'm having problems with my Exchange Server 2003 transaction logs. I transferred them from my D: drive to my E: drive yesterday, but today I see that there are new transaction logs on the D: drive. Using the troubleshooting assistant, I see the newly-added files on the E: drive, but the D: drive transaction logs are dated to today. Can you explain this?
Have you moved the transaction log files correctly? This means changing the path within Exchange Server instead of simply dragging and dropping -- which you should never do.

It sounds like you have multiple databases on that drive. Don't forget that your public store is also a database with associated transaction log files. If you didn't change all of the transaction log file locations for all databases, you'll still see new log files on the disk. You should also be using an Exchange-aware backup to flush the transaction log files properly on a regular basis.

Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert Q&A? Let us know.

Dig Deeper on Legacy Exchange Server versions

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.