Best way to backup exchange and confirm that it correctly backed up (don't have agent for backup exec)
Posted on 2008-10-13
Currently running exchange server 2003 (standard) on a windows server 2003 enterprise machine.
I havea backup exec 10d, without the exchnage agent. Looked for the agent all over, but either can't find it or it's too expensive (over $800). This is for a 2-person (hopefully growing) lawfirm, so I don't want to spend money needlessly.
I'm currently using windows backup to do an online backup of exchange to a file, then using backup eec to backup that file.
Is this a safe way to do it? In windows backup, I notice that only "storage group 1" is slectable----is this backing up everything I need to backup?
Last, what is the safest way to confirm that the backup workd (i.e., safest way to do a restore)? this is a live server.