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

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

After hours on line I found a solution which pointed to the inherited Active Directory permissions . You have to give/allow permissions to the "Exchange trusted subsystem" for the user in the Active Directory...
Check out this step-by-step guide for using the newly updated Experts Exchange mobile app—released on May 30.
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

622 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