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    If I have Server 2008 with Exchange 2007 and about 60 mailboxes. Some Backup and mail security software lets say in this case it is Backup Exec / Symantec Mail security and if I didn't really put much else on the server besides that stuff how large do you think an entire backup would be? Would it fit on one 36/72GB Dat72 Tape? I have no idea what the size of a full backup would approximately be and I'm trying to find the right tape drive.

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    Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

    Without knowing the size of the mailboxes there is no way we could even hazard a guess. A DAT tape would likely not be enough though.
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    • #3
      Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

      Look at the size of your mailbox stores (not the log files) as a starting point
      Tom Jones
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        Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

        K, no one is going to have over 50MB of email, most likely it'll be like 10MB tops.

        so assuming 20-25MB on Average it'll be 1.5 GB max total. So with Backup Exec, Mail Security, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange do you have a ballpark idea? I'm trying to find the right tape drive.

        Nothing else will be installed on the server.

        Thanks,

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        • #5
          Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

          Whatever you buy, it will not be enough.
          Therefore get the biggest your budget will allow.
          At home I am using an LTO1 drive, gives me 100gb of space uncompressed and doesn't hang about with backups.

          Not a fan of DAT any longer, slow and fragile.

          Simon.
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            Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

            hehe roger that (:

            It just seems that the DAT drives fit into the cheaper rack-mounted servers and the LTO's don't. At least I can't find a good ones that do. Owell no biggie.

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            • #7
              Re: Backup Size Exchange 2007

              An LTO drive will go in to a single 3.5 inch bay. Mine at home does. It is a nice HP drive. It was external but I took it to bits and converted it in to an internal drive.

              Depends on the size of the server I guess.

              Simon.
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                Re: backup issue.

                As per the forum rules, please start a new thread rather than hijacking an existing one

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                Tom Jones
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