Exchange log files

There are two type of logs...
one is exchange itself, and one is the IIS on the Exchange Server

Exchange is easy
bat file with
c:\windows\system32\diskshadow.exe /s C:\_SCRIPTS\Exchange_LogDelete\delete.vbs
and the delete.vbs with
add volume C: add volume D: begin backup create end backup

(Path and Volumes has to be changed)

and for IIS
# Set execution policy if not set
$ExecutionPolicy = Get-ExecutionPolicy
if ($ExecutionPolicy -ne "RemoteSigned") {
    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force

# Cleanup logs older than the set of days in numbers
$days = 1

# Path of the logs that you like to cleanup
$IISLogPath = "C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\"
$ExchangeLoggingPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Logging\"
$ETLLoggingPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\Diagnostics\ETLTraces\"
$ETLLoggingPath2 = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\Diagnostics\Logs\"

# Clean the logs
Function CleanLogfiles($TargetFolder) {
    Write-Host -Debug -ForegroundColor Yellow -BackgroundColor Cyan $TargetFolder

    if (Test-Path $TargetFolder) {
        $Now = Get-Date
        $LastWrite = $Now.AddDays(-$days)
        $Files = Get-ChildItem $TargetFolder -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.Name -like "*.log" -or $_.Name -like "*.blg" -or $_.Name -like "*.LOG"  -or $_.Name -like "*.etl" } | Where-Object { $_.lastWriteTime -le "$lastwrite" } | Select-Object FullName
        foreach ($File in $Files) {
            $FullFileName = $File.FullName
            Write-Host "Deleting file $FullFileName" -ForegroundColor "yellow";
            Remove-Item $FullFileName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | out-null
    Else {
        Write-Host "The folder $TargetFolder doesn't exist! Check the folder path!" -ForegroundColor "red"

just run it as a planed job
i dont know if its possible to do it as a connected post command to the proxmox backup
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