RE: System state back up is for which machine while backing up exchange using backup exec 10.0

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 09:13:35 -0700

1. Who is saying to stop Exchange services? You should only backup Exchange
with either NTBackup on the Exchange server (once you install Exchange,
NTBackup becomes Exchange aware) or using a 3rd party backup software with
an Exchange agent.

2. No, there is no reason to be backing up the MDBDATA folder or its
contents using normal file backup. See 1 above.

3. I believe IIS Metadata is included in a systemstate backup of the
computer it is on. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

4. Systemstate backup should be done on each server, not just the Exchange
server nor not just the domain controller.

John T
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rohit [mailto:rohit_paikekar@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 6:26 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] System state back up is for which machine while
backing up
> exchange using backup exec 10.0
> Hi,
>  Flat file backup of exchange says that we should
> 1) stop all exchange services
> 2) sensure Exchange logon account has Exchange full admin power , else
> MDBDATA will not be backed up (will be Skipped)
> 3) IIS matadata which is metaback folder in winnt\system32\inetsrv
> 4) The system state. (As System state is required for active directory
> information)
> Synario
> if Exchange  server and domain controller both are different server then
> Back up system state is for which macine ,
> is it exchange server or domain controller or Both the machines.
> Logic says it should be exchange server. But exchange server is not active
> directory to store user information.
> If you have any answer then please reply.
> Rohit Paikekar
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