We have some backup questions about using the Windows backup utility program with a Windows 2003 server running Exchange 2003.
1. What is the best way to back up Exchange and the mailboxes, does the information store (under exchange server-server name-information store-first storage group) need to be backed up each night and is checking it in the selections along with the server drives and system state all we need to do to get it to back up?
2. Will this allow us to restore individual mailboxes if necessary from the backup?
3. Will the server have problems if this backup, including the information store, is running while users are accessing exchange for email, calendars, etc and if so would it be better to have the informations store run a backup in the middle of the night on its own or does it need to be backed up all together with the rest of the server (server drives, including the one with exchange on it, and system state)?
Thanks for your help.