I am doing backups of a 2000 server with veritas, and have exchange 2000. I have the option set to 'full backup and flush logs' in veritas. So my question is this: If I have all my drives selected in the selections window, and also the system state, and the microsoft information store (basically everything except the one called exchange mailboxes) then will the backup include the users mailboxes?
In the manual is seems to suggest that a full backup will include the mailboxes and folders. But then there is the option to select 'microsoft exchange mailboxes' in 'selections'. That part worries me. I do not want to include it and backup redundantly the same thing, but also do not want to miss the mailboxes. I wonder if that feature is just there to allow a backup on specific mailboxes and not the entire exchange database(s).
So - when the whole database is being backed up, by selecting 'full..' and the appropiate drive, does that include the mail boxes - or do i need to check the box in Slections for the mail boxes?
Please do not respond with guesses, either you know this already from experience or you don't.