Backing up Exchange with Backup Exec 12.5 and Exchange Agent

Posted on 2010-09-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-01

I have been looking at some backup jobs on our exchange 2003 servers as the disk become full with 400GB worth of Log files so i suspected one of the Stores wasnt being backed up (which is wasnn't) , I noticed on that job for the other stores that although the information store was selected in the Exchange options somone has also chosen to backup the MDBDATA folder including the .edb and stm file within the file system selection, Is this correct or is just selecting the store enough., i thought this may just be doubling up on the data to tape

Secondly the folder where our transaction logs are stored has also been selected witthin the file / selections however as we are using the full exchange / flush logs option is this needed?

Question by:ncomper
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

endital1097 earned 500 total points
ID: 33733362
the only type of job that will purge the logs is the Information store (must be a full, then incrementals will also)

Author Comment

ID: 33733404
Thanks for the reply

So i am correct in thinking that if you have chosen the information stores you want to back up and then set the type in the exchange options to Full / Flush logs then its pointless to go into the file system level and tick the box to backup the MDBDATA folder and the folder that contains the transaction logs as these will already being done, effectively you will end up backing up the same data again?

LVL 32

Expert Comment

ID: 33733438
yes, and there is a chance that your backup will fail because the exchange database files are in use

Expert Comment

ID: 33733445
To backup an Exchange server you need to have a Remote Agent for Exchange license.

You will have to enter the license key in the BE console and also you will have to install

Remote agent for Windows on  the Exchange Server.

Below are the links to install remote agent (Push and local install)


Links to configure backup & restore of Exchange 2007

-Sunil S

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33840720

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision Office 365 tenants, synchronize your on-premise Active Directory, and implement Single Sign-On.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question