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Symantec Backup Exec backups take too much space on server (mostly because of mailbox database.edb)

Posted on 2008-06-17
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I am Running Bacup Exec for daily backups of Exchange 2007and after a few months it's taking 1.3TB. Every odd number of backup IMG0001, IMG0003,.....etc. contains a copy of "mailbox database.edb", which takes up most of the space,while every even number does not? Is this normal. Can I get rid of backups older than a month and how? Is there anything else that you could advise me?

Thank you very much!
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Ok, here is some more info: in the properties of each backup it says

 "Overwrite protection until - infinite, do not overwrite"
"Appendable until  - do not allow append"


I don't think I should keep backups older than a month, so how would you advise me to chang these settings? And where should I go to make these changes?

Thanks!
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You really should read up on the documentation on the proper method of setting up your  overwrite options.

you may also need to  consult with HR and Legal regarding an email retention policy.


I hope this helps !
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