We are running an Exchange server 2003 ent edition. Recently we purchased Backup Exec 11d (with the Exchange agent) to backup our exchange mailboxes. The size of our info store is approx 12Gb (about 85 users). Backup takes about 2 hrs 20 mins (including verify at end).
Because it is a new setup I want to run some tests before replacing our current backup (using NTBackup). However when I tried to restore a single folder (which contains 5 emails) in my Inbox it has already taken 2 1/2 hours and is still running. I can see the "Bytes count" is increasing and the Current Operation states "Staging".
Although I haven't used Backup Exec before but I am pretty sure it isn't right taking that long to restore a single message. Has anyone experienced similar problem with Backup Exec? ALso anyone knows whats Staging means?
Thanks in advance for your help.