Ntbackup.exe Does Not Truncate Active Directory Logs During a System-State Backup

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When you create a system-state backup on a domain controller (DC), the NTDS logs are not cleaned up. The NTDS logs are being copied from the Edb.log file to an Edbxxxxx.log file each time backup runs, but the Edbxxxxx.log files are not deleted. The log files would normally be deleted by the circular logging nature of the DS. However, because some environments do not incur many changes, circular logging may appear to not work because it takes a long time to purge these files and disk space is wasted during this time.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time    Version        Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------- 8/31/2000    6:31PM  5.0.2195.2104  1,135,000  Ntbackup.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 272425 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 00:58:34 - Revision: 2.3

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