RE: Exchange Backups

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 12:01:38 -0700

OK, I will not tell you to use a brick level backup because generally
speaking, they are not needed. However, trying to get NTBackup to do span
multiple tape drives is not what it is designed for. Remember, NTBackup is
included as a basic backup software, not meant for advanced functions.

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Anderson [mailto:tandersn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 10:31 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange Backups
> Hi everyone,
> I am having some problems schedulibng the exchange server backups the way
> want too. I have:
> Windows 2003 server
> Exchange 2003 server
> NTBackup
> 4 SDLT (320GB) tape drives
> What seems to happen is that if I use media pools, and "new" tapes, it
> only write one backup set to each tape (1 tape in each of the four
> If I write one file to each tape first manually, and then use the media
> pool, it will write multiple sets to the first tape, but never continue on
> to the next.
> I would like to hear about how others are doing this, using NTBackup.
> (NOTE: Please don't suggest that I use BackupExec and the Mail agent
> Level" because we used to do it that way, and it takes way to long, we
> too much data on the server).
> Tony
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