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Disable circular logging Exchange 2016

By default, circular logging in Exchange 2016 is disabled. It’s recommended to keep circular logging disabled. It can happen that you need to enable circular logging. A good back-up system will truncate the database logs when it’s backing up the system. In this article, you will learn how to disable circular logging with PowerShell and in Exchange Admin Center.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 in EAC

Log into Exchange Admin Center (EAC). Go to servers and follow with databases at the top. Click the mailbox database and click the edit icon.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 find database

Click maintenance in the left panel and uncheck the checkbox Enable circular logging. Click Save.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 enable

A warning message will appear. The database needs to be dismount and remount before circular logging changes are being applied. Click OK to close the warning message.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 enable

Click the mailbox database and click the icon. Click Dismount.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 dismount database

A warning will show up with the question if you are sure to dismount the mailbox database? Verify the name of the mailbox database and click Yes.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 warning dismount

Have a look at the STATUS and verify that the mailbox database is Dismounted.

Mount the database. Click the and click Mount.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 mount database

A warning message will appear if you are sure to mount the mailbox database. Verify that it’s the correct mailbox database. When verified click Yes.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 warning mount

Have a look at the STATUS and verify that the mailbox database is mounted.

Disable circular logging Exchange 2016 with PowerShell

Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Check if circular logging is disabled on the mailbox database. We are going to use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet.

Circular logging is enabled. We are going to use the Set-MailboxDatabase cmdlet and CircularLoggingEnabled parameter to disable circular logging.

A warning message will appear. The database needs to be remounted before circular logging changes are being applied. Let’s dismount the database and mount the database to have the changes being applied. Let’s verify the mount status after each command.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to disable circular logging Exchange 2016 with PowerShell. You also learned how to disable circular logging in Exchange Admin Center. Did you enjoy this article? You may also like to read Move Exchange 2016 database to another drive. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

ALI TAJRAN

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