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PRTG Monitor for Exchange 2013 Backpreasure



Is there a way to monitor backpreasure in Exchange 2013? We have been getting alarms and EventID 15004 that explains there is an issue with Backpreasure. Where can I find these monitors, or is there a way to use Perfmon to monitor them?


MSExchangeTransport-The resource pressure increased from Normal to Medium.

The following resources are under pressure:
Version buckets = 121 [Medium] [Normal=80 Medium=120 High=200]
Physical memory load = 94% [limit is 94% to start dehydrating messages.]

The following components are disabled due to back pressure:
Inbound mail submission from the Internet
Mail submission from Pickup directory
Mail submission from Replay directory
Mail delivery to remote domains
Content aggregation
Mail resubmission from the Message Resubmission component.
Mail resubmission from the Shadow Redundancy Component

The following resources are in normal state:
Queue database and disk space ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Queue\mail.que") = 71% [Normal] [Normal=95% Medium=97% High=99%]
Queue database logging disk space ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Queue\") = 73% [Normal] [Normal=94% Medium=96% High=98%]
Private bytes = 6% [Normal] [Normal=71% Medium=73% High=75%]
Submission Queue = 0 [Normal] [Normal=2000 Medium=4000 High=10000]
Temporary Storage disk space ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Temp") = 73% [Normal] [Normal=95% Medium=97% High=99%]

backpreasure exchange-2013 prtg

Created on Jun 25, 2015 6:10:16 PM

Last change on Aug 18, 2015 8:48:02 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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I'm afraid that there is no native sensor to monitor the Backpressure directly. There are some interesting aspects covered in This Article, maybe the will help you to create your own script.

Best regards

Created on Jun 29, 2015 12:52:41 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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