%1 (%2) %3Unable to write to logfile %4. Error %5.

Product: Exchange
Event ID: 408
Source: ESE
Version: 8.0
Message: %1 (%2) %3Unable to write to logfile %4. Error %5.

This Warning event indicates that the database engine cannot write to a log file. This event may be logged in the following circumstances:

  • The disk may be full.

  • Permissions may have been denied.

  • Another process (such as a virus scanner) may have locked the file.

  • A disk or hardware error may be preventing access to the file.

User Action

To resolve this warning, review the Application log and System log on the computer for related disk and log file errors. Use the Error.exe or Err.exe utilities to translate numerical ESE errors to their symbolic names. For information about ESE error codes, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.


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