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Exchange Server Hot Backup

Looking for a good, cost efficient, live backup for Exchange 2003.

This is for a small business that has 10 users. There is already a backup solution provided for all their data, except the fact that it can't backup the exchange databases while its running. I'm looking for a software that will do specifically that.

Thanks in advance.
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kmaris15
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Alan HardistyCommented:
If you are using SBS server, then you can use something like Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Small Business Server Edition (http://www.symantec.com/business/backup-exec-system-recovery-windows-small-business-server-edition) or Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server SBS Edition (http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/advanced-server-small-business).
I have used Symantec Livestate for my 2003 server (and have customers using on their SBS boxes) and it works very well.
Pricing wise - Acronis comes up at $499 according to their website and Symantec costs £305.65 with Basic (8 x 5 x 52 support) for the box product.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Why not use the built-in SBS backup utility? It is capable of backing up Exchange while live.
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MesthaCommented:
The built in backup tool will do the job. It is Exchange aware. If you want something a little more sophisticated then Backup Assist is good. Based on the same engine as the built in backup tool, it provides a little more flexibility for the backup without the cost of Symantec's Backup Exec.

Simon.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Hello kmaris15,

A little bit expensive for ten user (around $800 to protect your server) but you will protect in realtime Exchange :
http://www.planetmagpie.com/itconsulting/microsoftsolutions/dataprotectionmanager.aspx
http://www.petri.co.il/backing_up_exchange_with_dpm.htm 

Product page : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dpm/bb798076.aspx

2010 coming soon

Regards
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