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Can I use server 2008 command line backup to run Exchange 2007 VSS backup?

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Hi All

With the release of the Exchange 2007 SP2 there is supposedly new support for the Exchange Aware backup by the built-in Server 2008 Windows Backup.

Does anyone know how to utilise this with the wbadmin.exe command line tool?

Also if you backup volume c: does this save the SysState date or must you use the -allcritical switch as well?

Thanks, C
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by:Syed Mutahir Ali
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wbadmin start backup –include:c:,d: -backuptarget:g: -vssfull

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742083(WS.10).aspx
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We are actually using this exact command, but it although both drives are backing up fine with it, the Exchange logs are not being cleared after the backup runs and the disk is now filling up.

Does the vssfull switch cover the System State as well?

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yes VSSfull basically does the logs truncation,

try with the vssfull switch

wbadmin start backup –include:c:,d: -backuptarget:g: -systemstate  -vssfull

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753201.aspx

On the above link it has more details on systemstate backup

http://thebackroomtech.com/2008/03/12/creating-backups-of-windows-2008-server-core-machines/
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by:Creodus
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Thanks - this is all working fine for the backups.

The logs are still not being truncated though, so I guess this is an issue for an Exchange question.

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