RE: Ntbackup/ Exchange 5.5/ Win 2000 Questions

  • From: "John Tolmachoff" <jtolmachoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:33:13 -0800

You have to use either an Exchange backup job or a 3rd party software with
an Exchange agent.


John Tolmachoff MCSE, CSSA

IT Manager, Network Engineer

RelianceSoft, Inc.

Fullerton, CA  92835


-----Original Message-----
From: Gene O'Brien [mailto:Gene@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:18 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Ntbackup/ Exchange 5.5/ Win 2000 Questions
Importance: High

Hi All,


I'm setting up a new backup system for our network.  We have a small setup :


Server #1 - Windows 2000 Active Directory controller and file server

Server #2 - Exchange 5.5 on Windows 2000 Server, HP Ultrium 215 backup drive

Server #3 - External web server and OWA server


I'm trying to set up the Exchange Server using NTBACKUP and the Ultrium
drive, to back up Exchange, Active Directory, and the web stuff.


When I run the backup, I get the following errors:

Warning: Unable to open the file \exchsrvr\mdbdata\edb.log - skipped

Warning: Unable to open the file \exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb - skipped

Warning: Unable to open the file \exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub.edb - skipped


And a variety of other errors of a similiar nature.


Unless I'm missing hte boat here, it seems it's not properly backing up the
message stores, etc.


What do I need to do to fix this?






Gene O'Brien

Network Administrator

Three Cities Research




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