Change location of Tracking Logs in Exchange 2016

Ajit Terdalkar 96 Reputation points

Hello ,

We are planning to change location of tracking logs in exchange 2016 mailbox servers.
Currently logs files are being retained for 30 days and we plan to increase the retention to 90 days.

A new drive T: 150GB is added on the exchange servers and below command will be executed

Set-TransportService Mailbox01 -MessageTrackingLogPath " X:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\MessageTracking" -MessageTrackingLogMaxFileSize 10MB -MessageTrackingLogMaxDirectorySize 2000MB -MessageTrackingLogMaxAge 90.00:00:00

Do we have to wait till 31/03/2022 to move the tracking logs files to a new location or we can do it in next few days
The reason I am asking this question is If we move the location of tracking logs on 24/March/2022 and if we need to track emails sent before this , will it yield correct results

What are the recommendation here

Thank you

Exchange Server Management
Exchange Server Management
Exchange Server: A family of Microsoft client/server messaging and collaboration software.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
7,396 questions
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Andy David - MVP 142.8K Reputation points MVP

    Once you make the directory change, copy the old ones into that new directory.

    0 comments No comments