[ExchangeList] Re: Backing up Exchange 2003

  • From: "Teo De Las Heras" <teoheras@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 19:16:08 -0500

-------------------------------------------------------Exchange 2003s recovery 
storage group replaces the need for brick level backups.


On 11/4/07, ajit yadav <ajityadav82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> i agreed with raj.
>  Regrads
>  Ajit
>  ----- 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
> Nick,
>  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 issues.
>  HTH
>  Regards,
>  Raj Periyasamy
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> [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?
>  Thanks
>  Nick
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