RE: Exchange 2003 Backup

  • From: Praveen Ramaswamy <ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "\[ExchangeList\]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 01:29:42 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the info. Initialy i used NT backup utility and now i am using Arc 
server backup. I am taking regular backups. But when i read this artical 
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Dial-tone-Restore-Method-Part2.html
 in fig 10 you can see a folder called "logs" is selected but i cant locate it 
in my NT backup or Arc server utility. I know that logs are stored in 
<drive:>\program files\exchsrv\MDBDATA\ by default, but these are not listed in 
NT backup utility or Arc backup so that i can just click and select the logs to 
be backed up. I need to manualy go to the directory and select it. 

So i want to know should i manualy select these logs or if i just select 
storage goups will this take care of logs also?? Can you please explain.
 
Regards
Praveen R
Roger Mackenzie <r.mackenzie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
http://www.MSExchange.org/
Praveen,
 
    You should be using an Exchange aware backup package (built-in backup on 
WS03 included) which handles the complexities of taking a consistent set of 
files. The detail (up to a point) is not yours to worry about. That said your 
backup is no use unless you're practiced in restoring it under a varying set of 
circumstances and then a knowledge of the details will be very useful. Get 
backing up and aim to understand what is going on and practice recovery. 
Needless to say you can drown in information from Microsoft and there are 
several worthy Exchange 2003 books which can help out. Practice recovery in the 
lab is essential.
 
    As you're asking the question I presume you're not well acquainted with the 
complexities this subject can offer. Keep it simple to start with and backup to 
tape or disk using Microsoft's built-in backup would be my initial approach. 
Once you understand better what you're after the complexities if needed can 
follow.
 
Regards, Roger Mackenzie (Glasgow University)


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From: Praveen Ramaswamy [mailto:ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 10 June 2005 08:17
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2003 Backup



http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hi,
 
When i just backup Storage groups will it automatically take backup of 
associated log & chk files or do i have to specifically take the backup of 
these critical file?
 
I use Exchange 2003 SP1 on windows 2003 
 
Regards
Praveen R



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