RE: Veritas Backup with Exchange Agent

  • From: "Knutsen, Vicki" <vickik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 07:48:11 -0700

Ok that is helpful 
But I am looking at the specific job properties and there is a tab titled
"Advanced" and it wants me to make a selection for Open File Backup and the
options are:

1)Use Open File option if available, otherwise back up open files
  If closed within _____ seconds
  With a lock
  Without a lock 

Should one of these be checked since I am also backing up other systems at
the same time as the Exchange Server? And will any of these options affect
the Exchange backup? 

Vicki Knutsen
Information Systems Administrator
Northwest District LCMS -
1-888-693-5267 ext 129

Prov 16:9
9       In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his
steps. (NIV)

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Webster [mailto:carl8822@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 7:35 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Veritas Backup with Exchange Agent

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Knutsen, Vicki [mailto:vickik@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Veritas Backup with Exchange Agent
> I backup our Exchange 2000 server with Veritas - we do have
> the Exchange Agent but what option is the best to use for 
> open files - I understand that the Exchange logs are always 
> changing so the files are open - but do you put a lock on 
> them? I don't think I want it to skip the open files - 

Exchange Agent handles all the Information Store files including logs,
checkpoint files, etc.  Once the entire store has been backed up then Backup
Exec will tell Exchange to clean itself up.  Exchange <-> Exchange Agent <->
Backup Exec is a full duplex communication channel.



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