Backing up Outlook data by saving .PST files
Posted on 2008-10-05
I have mail stored on a Linux mail server. I connect to that server using a WebMail client to read the mail.
I want to backup all the mail on that server.
Here's the method I want to use for this, I believe it will work fine but I wanted to check with some experts.
I have a test machine in my lab running Outlook 2003. I have cleared out all mail from that machine. I'm going to connect to the mail server using Outlook and POP and download all the mail on the server (having Outlook remove the mail from the server when it downloads it because the mailbox is getting quite large). Then I was going to save the Outlook.pst file in a secure location.
I will be doing this periodically so I will have several Outlook.pst files saved eventually.
1. Is the Outlook.pst file ALL I need to save in order to preserve my mail?
2. Will I be able to restore/import several Outlook.pst files into my Outlook 2003 cllient should I need to view my archived mail?