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Weird files filling up C drive on Exchange server

Weird files filling up C drive on Exchange server

Weird files filling up C drive on Exchange server

Hi again.

We've noticed that the C drive on our Exchange server is filling up. Turns out the culprit is Simpana! We discovered a whole bunch of large files under the iDataAgent JobResults folder. They are in C:\Program Files (x86)\CommVault\Galaxy\iDataAgent\JobResults\CV_JobResults\iDataAgent\MS Exchange MB Agent\<some-number> and include:

ExchangeIndex (112 MB)
ExchangeIndex.full (106 MB)
ExchangeIndex.incr (110 MB)
exMsgFull.dat (57 MB)
exMsgFull.idx (45 MB)
exMsgIncr.dat (59 MB)
exMsgIncr.idx (47 MB)
export.txt (11 MB)
export.txt.tmp (5 MB)

and others. These files are recent (some with today's date) and exist in quite a number of folders, so when added up, they come to several GB.

What are they, why are they there, and why doesn't Simpana clean up after itself? Can/should we get rid of them, and if so, how? What are the consequences of getting rid of them?

Thanks! smile

RE: Weird files filling up C drive on Exchange server

Don't get rid of them.  I presume these are larger than normal because you are doing brick level exchange backups?  If so, this will definitely generate more log files compared to a database level backup.  These files are needed to keep track of the job history.  You can relocate them to a different drive on the system (assuming one is available) from the properties of the client agent within the commcell.

Hope this helps.

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