Backing up Exchange in SBS 2003 - some pointers please?
Posted on 2006-06-13
Not sure if this should be in the SBS 2003 or Exchange server areas. This concerns an SBS 2003 install in my lab but being moved into production in a couple months.
I am familiar with the concept of backing up the shared data folders - that's simply a matter of copying the files / recreate the tree.
But Exchange is different, if only because it's open / running all the time vs. word docs that are not open overnight.
I want to be able to run Windows Backup that comes with SBS 2003. It is pretty straightforward - just let it back up the entire C drive. that grabs all of the exchange data? The drawback is that if you need to do a restore, its an all or nothing proposition with windows backup right? If I want more selectivity, I'd need to pay for an app?
Anything else I need to know? Is it 'worth' getting another app rather than windows backup?