We’ve got our SBS (Small Business Solution) set up for client’s all-in-the-Cloud experience.
What we’re finding is that some vendor’s systems don’t trigger VSS within a VM running Exchange thus leaving Exchange thinking it is not being backed up. This means that the Exchange VM eventually stalls due to no space on the partition hosting the logs.
To remedy that run the following in a script say once a week, or more depending on the volume of mail, on the Exchange VM:
- Elevated CMD
- Add Volume C:
- Begin Backup
- End Backup
Once the snapshot completes Exchange will think it’s been backed up and consolidate all of the logs.
NOTE: Make sure the VM/Server is backed up!
Microsoft Cluster MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book