How can I unmount a filestore from the command line to assist backup
Posted on 2007-11-20
I wish to make a nightly backup of an exchange 2000 system.
To keep things really simple avoiding NTbackup etc , I'd like to do the following:
Unmount the store.
Do a net stop on the relevant Exchange services.
Copy the store to offline location (eg USB Drive)
Do a net start on the relevant Exchange services.
Remount the store
As I understand it, there will be no log files since these will have been incorporated into the exchange database during the above processes (if there were - I could back those up as well).
I have seen scripts on the net suggesting you just need to do a net stop Msexchangeis, then backup the database, however when I tested a database bacckuped like this is was described as corrupt. Thus, I believe it may need to be dismounted first.
Any pointers would be gratefully received.
I have found scripts