Backup Tapes using ntbackup
Posted on 2004-08-12
Veritas or any other expensive software is not an option. I have to use ntbackup.exe to perform backups. Currently I have my backups going directly to an external hard drive, but would like to have them stored on these dds-3 backup tapes instead. Here's what I want to do and I'm awarding full points.
1. Make a complete backup of everything that I have right now in exchange to a backup tape.
2. Implement a new backup procedure that will have differnetial backups throughout the day. (Does this mean I leave a tape in the drive all day and take it out at the end of the day?)
3. I have mailbox rentention on mailboxes and deleted items for 30 days, but I would like to set this up to recover a single mailbox at a moment's notice without restarting anyone's computer. If this means I would need to export all mailboxes to 30 different pst folders, then that's what I want to do.
If you have any other reasonable solutions. Please offer them.