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Exactly what files do I need to backup my Exchange Server

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I know that this is a stupid question, but i need to know what files i need to back up so i can have windows do it for me. Then when needed i can do a restore if i need too. Thanks!
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To do a complete Exchange restore, you only need to backup two bits of information...

1. The information store. Either use ntbackup or a backup application with an Exchange agent.
2. The system state. For that I usually use ntbackup to run a separate job, then backup the result with something else.

In the event of a failure, you would rebuild Windows, then do an Exchange disaster recovery installation. Finally restore the data in to the database.

Simon.
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what files should be backup? Do you know what the folder names? It the ones that are shared already?
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No files.
You don't backup files for Exchange. Use an Exchange aware backup tool and backup the databases.

Simon.
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then i want to use NTbackup.
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Using ntbackup on the Exchange server.
Select the system state and the information store. Nothing else is required from an Exchange point of view.

Simon.
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