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Multi Language

Ok I have a new question about backing up exchange.

I am running veritas 9.1 right but I have confirmed with Veritas it is still an issue.  The sam issue resides in Arcserve, or whatever they are calling it now.

I have an exchange 2003 server with English and Japanesse emails on it.  Since, our corporate office is in Japan and we have several Japanese people in our office we have to host both languages.  But sometimes when I go to recover or view backed up emails I noticce that the backup shows little blocks instead of Japanese characters.  This is mainly when I do brick level backups.

I have talked to Veristas and my Reseller rep has confirmed with CA that neither support multi language.  Now I am not a 100% sure that is on information store backups also..but I do know brick level.  Does anyone else have this problem and if so have you been able to work around it ?

Thanks
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SembeeCommented:
Information store backups will be fine. As you are using Exchange 2003, forget about brick level backups. Do a full store and then use the RSG to recover (where required).

Simon.
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ChrisTHallAuthor Commented:
So when I am setting up the RSG...can I tell it to store the recovery database to NAS device so I don't eat up my storage on the Email server?
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SembeeCommented:
When I specify a server for Exchange 2003 I always ensure that there is enough space on the server to take the live database and an RSG restore. With hard disk space so cheap, it makes sense to do that.
I haven't done it to a NAS and wouldn't like to unless the procedure has been blessed by Microsoft. I would doubt if it would work as the bandwidth wouldn't be fast enough. The same would go for an external hard disk attached to USB or Firewire.

Simon.
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ChrisTHallAuthor Commented:
Well at the time I was using brick level backups so I didn't need to worry about the extra space.  And when you work for a penny pinching company...I was lucky to get the box I did.  We don't all get to work in NOCS and with fortune 500 companies.  I wished I just had time to do the network admin stuff I know I should be doing.

I'll see what I can setup.

Thanks for the help.

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SembeeCommented:
I haven't worked in a NOC yet. The largest company I have specified a server for was 2000 mailboxes, so it was multiple servers.
With single server installations, it is very simple to switch out from 36gb drives to 72gb drives.
If it is just for recovery, you could even use an IDE or SATA drive. Done that before as well.

Simon.
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