I see a lot problems with to small log disks. Sizing Exchange is a very imported thing!! Today there a lot of problems with Thiry-Party Devices. They can create a lot of log files if you run a oudated Exchange Server. Transaction logs are truncated when backup software successfully backs up an Exchange server. The ‘Backup/Truncation Failure Tolerance’ field in the Backup Configuration section, allows a value to be set that specifies how much capacity will be available for logs in the event of backup failures or issues with Thirth party devices. The default value is 3 days. Change This!! This ensures that the server will continue to function and you have the ability to restore from transaction logs for x days, if the backup fails & and if some thirth party device give some trouble. Logs disk & backup should be monitored to ensure that they are successful.
I love Powershell <3.
Configure & maintaining your Exchange 2013 can be a hell… I do the most things with powershell…
I have a lot of standard scripts to configure an Exchange 2013 server or DAG cluster.
So i created a freaky nice script i my say so!! :
Updated to V2.5
# V1.0 Begin
# V1.1 Added Some New Options 12-10-2014
# V1.2 Added Hyper-V Best Practise & NTFS Partition Offset
# V1.3 Added KB2995145 .NET Framework 4.5 garbage collector heap Fix
# V1.4 Added Set Minimum Disk Space Warning level (180GB Default CU6 200GB CU5)
# V1.5 Added Some new features
# V1.6 Changed the Layout & Add Move Arbitration Mailbox
# V1.7 Added PST Export & KB2990117
# V1.8 Added Full backup, Database in GB and Mailbox Size in GB Export CSV
# V1.9 Added Outlook AnyWhere & SafetyNetHoldTime
# V2.0 Added Check DatacenterActivationMode, Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupNetwork, Add Static Route, Disable Replation Network on DAG, Database Copies Per Volume (AutoReseed)
# V2.1 Added Edge Subscription
# V2.2 Added Check Transaction Log Growth
# V2.3 Changed the Menu to Submenu’s
# V2.4 Added Check Database White Space
# V2.5 Added MAPI HTTP External URL & Fixed some things
Save the Script as configure-Exchange2013.ps1