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Microsoft exchange server 2003 backup

Jinesh Kumar Kochath
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We have just installed exchange 2003 and I want to do a daily backup for all emails and configurations.

If some one can assist me for this

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Commented:
You want to use a product that can backup the infromation store.  The included Windows backup tool can do this - NTBACKUP.  Major backup tools such as BackupExec and Veritas can do this as well.

For more information, you can checkout my website on backup - near the bottom  (under links) I have links to 4 different web sites with backup information for Exchange.

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/backup.asp
Jinesh Kumar KochathRegional IT Manager

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Hi
I just want to know in exchange system manager which node I have to go and copy what all the items to my backup store so that all our emails and configuration will be safe.

please advise somebody about this

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Wow... you read those links in 8 minutes....?  Your fast.

Why do you think System Manager is where you backup Exchange?

The e-mail addresses are part of Active Directory - to backup those, you need to backup the system state.  To backup the Exchange databases, you backup the information store using a program like NTBackup - what else do you want to know - I have given you links that helps explain procedures for backing up exchange beyond this.
Jinesh Kumar KochathRegional IT Manager

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ok
let me check it out and come back to you
thanks a lot
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You may also want to read this question from earlier in the week.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_22118788.html

Simon.
Jinesh Kumar KochathRegional IT Manager

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Hi Simon

That means I have to use some third party applications for exchange server backup alone you mean.

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I didn't say that.

To quote what I wrote in the other question...

"To backup Exchange you need to use an Exchange aware backup application.
NTBACKUP on Windows with Exchange installed is Exchange aware. You can also purchase a third party application such as Backup Exec which is also Exchange aware. "

You can use a third party application if you wish, or you can use NTBACKUP.

Simon.
Jinesh Kumar KochathRegional IT Manager

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Can you explain how can I use NTBACKUP
Awaiting your reply
Any reason you didn't choose to split this?

I merely answered a follow up question that came from information provided to you by Sembee.

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