[ExchangeList] Re: Backing up Exchange 2003

  • From: "Wright, Steve" <SteveW@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:59:39 -0600

We use the same backup model using NTBackup and we’ve had no issues with 



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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ajit yadav
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 9:34 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Backing up Exchange 2003


i agreed with raj.




----- Original Message ----
From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, 2 November, 2007 7:42:12 PM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Backing up Exchange 2003


Brick level backups are not recommended for Exchange Server. It takes up too 
much resources for backup, and doesn't help in server recovery. You should use 
a daily database backup for all Information stores. The store level backups 
take less tape because it doesn't break the single instance storage. Store 
level backups are the best option when you are doing a disaster recovery. If 
you are doing brick level in order to recover single user mail boxes, try to 
build a dedicated recovery server, and use the store level backups for 
recovering single mailboxes. But as a practice, I discourage my users from 
asking for single mailbox restores. Educate users on how to use deleted items 
recovery. As far as the backup application is concerned, for store level 
backups, I use NTBackup, which is the best in my opinion for Exchange backup 
and restore. I use a script for doing daily backups, disk to disk in a SAN. It 
works great. We have had 2 disasters in the past 2 years, in both cases the 
store level backups done using NTbackups recovered the servers without any 




Raj Periyasamy

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Robinson
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:20 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Backing up Exchange 2003

Would anyone mind sharing with me how they are backing up their exchange server 
2003? My Users have tripled in the last 2 months and now it is requiring me to 
use 3 dlt tapes per day.

I am currently using CA for exchange daily backing up microsoft exchange server 
brick level. Is anyone doing anything different or special?  is there a need to 
backup the database level?






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