Hi experts! I am reading http://blogs.msdn.com/douggowans/archive/2007/10/16/backup-solutions-for-exchange-2007.aspx
and trying to evaluate what backup will be best for us. Our Exchange 2007 SP1 is hosted on a 2008 server. We have only about 50 mailboxes.
I am asking myself if it would be a simple solution for us to do the following: During nighttime, the server is not needed. I would suspend all the exchange services, take a scheduled image (drive snapshot) of the partition where the database is on to be written to a network share and restart the services afterwards. I already tried and the restore worked perfectly.
My only problem: what about the transaction logs? They are growing and I am aware that they are meant to be deleted only after a database backup that is "exchange aware". Should I delete them after producing the image?
If that does not seem to be a good idea, please recommend a way for comfortable backup (to a network location) and restore at the given scenario.