RE: Veritas and exchange

  • From: "Kern, Tom" <tkern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:25:15 -0400

Is there a reason they don't support the remote agents.
i've been using them for years on Exchange 2k with no issue.
I assume since Veritas wrote NTBackup, using the remote agents would pose no 
issue.

do you have a link to the article where MS advises against remote agents?
thanks



Periyasamy, Raj wrote:
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Tom,
> Yes, you can use BE 8.6 to backup Exchange. You will need the agents
> though to backup the databases. Since you are running Exchange 2003, I
> would suggest doing a disk to disk backup of your Exchange using
> NTbackup, and then backup the NTbackup image file using BE8.6. This
> way, 
> you don't need the BE Exchange agents. This is the recommended backup
> model suggested by Microsoft. There are a few articles in Microsoft KB
> on how to optimize the NTbackup for best throughput for a scenario
> like 
> this. In my case, I use a 200GB USB drive for the disk to disk backups
> of Exchange, and I get very good through puts.
> 
> 
> HTH.
> Regards,
> Raj Periyasamy
> Systems Administrator
> MCSE(Messaging), CCNA
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kern, Tom [mailto:tkern@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:48 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Veritas and exchange
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Does anyone know if there are any issues with Backup Exec 8.6 and
> Exchange 2k3?
> Can I use that verison to back up Exchange or do I need 9 or 10?
> thanks
> 
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