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Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

 

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer

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Step 2: Browse to the Exchange 2013 ECP URL and log in with an administrative account.

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Step 3: Left click in "Servers" and select “Databases”

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Step 4: Select the database you want to enable Circular logging for and click “Edit”.

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Step 5: Left click on "maintenance "

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Step 6: Left click on "Enable circular logging"

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Step 7: Left click on "save "

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Feedback

# re: Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Nice clear instructions but you should be clear that the message upon 'save' is you must dismount and remount the database for this to take effect. This therefore should not be done during production hours. 11/21/2014 1:22 PM | Jim

# re: Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

your solution is amazing, my exchange 2013 DB was reduce now from 1tb to 450gb 2/14/2015 11:06 PM | giancana siahaan

# re: Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Remounting the database is not required with Exchange 2013. 12/22/2015 11:56 AM | Don

# re: Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

In reference to Don's comment:
Powershell notes the following when enabling circular logging: "WARNING: Circular logging parameter change will not be applied on this database before it is remounted."

Additionally Microsoft continues to reflect the need to mount and dismount the database for this change to go into effect.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn756374(v=exchg.150).aspx

If you have a replicated database you will not required a remounting of the database.
3/27/2016 1:04 PM | Thee Gamefanatic

# re: Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Thanks, instructions were spot on 5/23/2017 12:52 PM | Greg