My backup admin has tried several times to backup Exchange 2003 Server-Enterprise Edition using Symantec BackUp Exec 11d. It saids it backed up properly, but does not clear the transaction logs and only backs up about 15GB, but a full backup is nearly 100GB.
I have tried a couple of NTBackups of my Exchange 2003 Server-Enterprise Edition, which resides on Windows 2003 Server-Standard Edition. The backups were successful, but the transaction logs were not deleted. I used the wizard to perform a normal backup, which I thought was a full backup. I looked at the reports and it backed up everything as type: Normal except the System State, which type: Copy.
So, after digging around on the web, I decided to ask the gurus here how to properly configure NTBackup to perform a full backup of Exchange 2003 Server that deletes the transaction logs.
Right now, I just want to get a good working backup of my Exchange server with NTBackup then I will assist my Backup Admin setting up Backup Exec 11d to perform correctly, because of all the times it would fail would be right now.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.