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On a Windows 2000 server running exchange do we need to backup the Bad Mail folder (program files\exchsrvr\mailroot\vsi\badmail)?  This folder is very large and takes up much of the backup time at night.  What is the risk of not backing it up and is there any reason to not go into the badmail folder and clean out old items inside of it every once in a while to free up space by opening it up and deleting items?  The information store is set to back up each night.
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Badmail is typically just mail that couldn't be delivered to your users but couldn't be bounced either. It's probably all spam. You can probably either not back it up or just delete it all.
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Ok, thanks, I will take it out of the job for tonight and see if that speeds up the backup.  
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Job definitely finished faster with the bad mail eliminated.  If there is no reason to keep it we will go ahead and leave it out of the job each night and delete it every so often.  Do we just go into the badmail folder and delete whatever is in there or will that mess anything up?
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Thanks, that definitely sped it up, took 8 hours instead of 20, we will clean those files up periodically.
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