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How Can i exclude a database from windows 2008 SBS Backup

Posted on 2010-09-10
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Hi i have 2008 standard running and i am using the built in backup
I normally use this as im happy to backup everything and it works well
However i have a database that according to the support people say must not be backed up directly and must be exluded from the main backup or it will get corrupted
There is a built in app in the database to back it up to a file then let windows back it up.
I can only see how to exclude a whole drive from windows backup and only if it hasnt windows on it.
How can i exclude this database from the backup
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by:boxerenterprises
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You can't exclude the database only in Windows backup. I doubt very much that it will be corrupted by being backed up.

I suspect what they mean, is that you cannot recover from a backup taken that way without risking corruption. Sage for instance should be backed up be running the programs own routine and then taking a backup of the backup file created by Sage. If you backup the database files directly you may have data corruption when you try and restore from the backup.
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the provider say it will corrupt it at some point and strongly advice not to backup this way
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They have a very strange program. You will have to set the backup manually then. The SBS backup does not allow you to exclude certain folders.

Use Windows backup to select the folders you want included and create a schedule (remember to include the system state and Microsoft Exchange in the backup)
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how would i do it manually
i agree crazy  program
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any other options
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Only other option is to move the application to a partition on its own where you could exlude it, or you could use a 3rd party application such as Symantec Backup Exec to backup. Or even better an online backup service that is Exchange aware such as www.boxerbackup.co.uk
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or just back it up anyway maybe there just being over carefull
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cheers
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