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  • How to Backup Exchange

    Hello Sembee Sir,

    Sir Backup of exchange is always a Mystical question for all of new bies likes me , that how to backup exchange server?

    sir can you please or suggest us a good way to backup exchange server?

    Thanks In Advance sir ..

    Thanks

    Aman Dhally

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    Re: Best practise to backup Exchange 2003

    Hi Aman
    Please dont hijack another members thread -- a mod will split this to a new topic.
    Before we can advise you, can you please tell us a bit about your setup:
    Which version of Exchange?
    How many servers?
    How many sites?
    How big are the stores?
    Any SLAs requiring recovery in given timescale?
    Do you have any backup software already?
    Anything else you think is relevant?

    Without that, our advice will be along the lines of "insert backup media, run backup"
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: How to Backup Exchange

      Hello Ossian Sir,
      Sorry, I future i will take care of it...
      1. I have One Server with : Exchange 2003 and Windows 2003 std. edition
      2. we have only one site running.
      3. Store is about 10Gb ( we have approx 35 users)
      4. Right now i m backuping the complete D Drive(in which exchange installed) with Acronis Echo Server
      5. We don't have any SLAs recovery now.

      Thanks a lot

      aman dhally

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      • #4
        Re: How to Backup Exchange

        Sembee will confirm it, but I dont think a drive image (if I understand Echo Server correctly) will truncate the exchange logs properly

        IMHO with the size of store you have, use NTBackup (Windows Backup Utility) to backup the full information store on a daily basis
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

        ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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        • #5
          Re: How to Backup Exchange

          A disk image of an Exchange server is not a valid backup for Exchange.
          It is a point in time backup and as such its value is limited.
          As already pointed out, it will also not flush out the transaction logs as it is not seen as a backup by Exchange.

          You need to use an Exchange aware backup application, either NTBACKUP or another tool such as Backup Assist or Backup Exec. Those will allow the logs to be committed and then flushed.

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: How to Backup Exchange

            Thanks sir ,
            Is there is any good tutorial over internet regrading Backing Up exchange Server?

            Thanks Sir

            regards
            aman dhally

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            • #7
              Re: How to Backup Exchange

              Lets see what Mr Google has to say:

              http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...ackup+Exchange

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

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