RE: Am I safe with a full Information Store backup/

  • From: "Medeiros, Jose" <jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:42:34 -0800

Hi Javier, 

Microsoft has several free webcasts that explain this in detail, linked off if you want to know the advantages and the 

Many Exchange admins ( Including myself ) do not like running brick level 
backups of Exchange mailbox's because of the additional time required ( It's 
very slow ). However with Exchange 2003, Microsoft has made it much easier to 
do a restore of an individual mailbox from a full information store 
(Database) backup.

Jose Medeiros
ADP | National Account Services
ProBusiness Division | Information Services
925.737.7967 | 408-449-6621 CELL

-----Original Message-----
From: Javier Sola [mailto:jsola@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 7:14 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Am I safe with a full Information Store backup/

Hey guys,

I have been doing research these last few days, and while trying to setup
my backups i have succeeded in doing a full backup nightly of my
Information Store containing my first storage group. Is this sufficient to
backup? or do i still have to do individual mailboxes/public folders? in
case of a disaster can i use the information store backup to bring
exchange backup and possibly extract individual mailboxes? My
understanding of backing up the information store is that it is an "image"
of the databases... can someone help to clarify?



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