Using NTBackup utility on SBS 2003 with Exchange
Posted on 2004-08-16
I've seen a few posts on this subject, but I thought I'd ask and spread some points.
I have SBS 2003 and I'm currently using Exchange with the POP3 connector for my 25 clients.
I've read that my Exchange backup is failing because it's already locked and the NTBackup utility can't access it.
My questions are:
What is the best way to set up two different backups (since SBS has a lot of built in reporting based on the wizards) without breaking anything in the process?
And how confident should i realistically be about this form of backup (i.e. NTBackup) for exchange?
We're a small company, and if NTBackup will suffice (even with some advanced recovery techniques in the event of a disaster) it would be a good thing.
It wouldn't hurt if you could give me an idea on how difficult it would be to restore exchange (or the SBS server) in the worst case scenario.
I'll beef up the points if i need to.