Recommendations for backing up exchange 20003
Posted on 2007-09-28
I have an Exchange 2003 server that i backup using Veritas backup exec 9.1.
After searching on the net for preferred backup methods or best practices, I am more confused than ever.
There are some contradictive positions. There a many differents methods for backing up exchange.
Which one is recommended. Is it enough to do a VSS backup or do I have to do a full backup of the information store as well.
Is it good to do differential or incremental in between full backups.
I tested the "brick-level" mailboxes backup , but it it painfully slow.
I know that I can do a backup to disk using Windows NTbackup and backup the file to tape.
And use On Track Power Controls to retore, but this method needs a lot of disk spac ethat I don't have
Anway, please let me know what you think