Automatic Backup of Outlook connected to Exchange Server
Posted on 2008-10-13
We need to backup Outlook automatically, every day.
Here are the circumstances:
Connected over Internet to Exchange Server.
There isn't a .pst file. There's an .ost file. My understanding of the .ost file is that it isn't the same as a .pst. I don't know if backing up a copy of the .ost will help when there's damage to Outlook information.
Unless this is otherwise, I would like to have a complete export of the mailbox to a local .pst done every night automatically. I am unsure of the scriptability of Outlook 2007.
Is there any software that would reliably do this? The host makes a backup of the Exchange Server every night, but they want too much $$$ to perform a recovery. If we had a local copy, we wouldn't have to get into an argument with them should we need to restore. WE just had an incident where messages disappeared, and the host blamed us, and the rep asked if we 'had any proof' that they were responsible for the missing files.