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Exchange 2007 - Backup Exec - What to backup

Hi all

I have just installed a new exchange 2007 server and installed a new backup exec server (latest version)

My setup includes a hub server and two mailbox servers.

Where do I install the backupexec exchange agent (which server)

and what do I back up.


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you would install the agent on the Backup Exec server itself.  Then put the remote agent on the exchange server.  You can deploy the remote agent from the BE server to your mail server remotely.  As far as backing up the Exchange server, I would suggest you get the NOS and any other drivers along with the information store and public folders. You can also opt to get the mailboxes individually.  If you have BE 11.0 getting individual mailboxes is pretty efficient.  If you have any previous backups you need Outlook installed on the BE server and it will be very slow to get the mailboxes.  

These links should help:
BE11 white paper on Exchange 2007 backups: http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/Backup_Exec_for_WindowsNT/287804.pdf
What Needs to Be Protected in an Exchange Environment: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124780.aspx

As A2the6th mentioned, you install the agent on the BE Media Server and you install the remote agent on remote servers.
For the hub server, you don't really need to backup anything on the server itself to restore it. Just make sure you have a backup of active directory (i.e. of the System State or Shadow Copy Components on your domain controller(s)).
For the mailbox server you need to back up the information stores via Backup Exec.

Best to check the Microsoft Technet article on each of the roles to see exactly what you should back up. Make sure not to forget to back up Active Directory on the domain controller.

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