BackupExec Exchange 2003 Backup To Disk

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HI,

I have tried a B2D with Symantec Backupexec 12.5 for Windows Servers. The completion status was a fail and the error code is  e00084AF. Database was not found or could not be accessed.

However, there are files in the location I stipulated.These files appear to be the same size as the orginal .edb and .stm files. This was the first attempt at a B2D backup and the directory was empty initially -In the job monitor  there is a total byte count of approx 83 Gb and a throughput rate of 2,750 mb per minute.

So, on the one hand its telling me that it failed and couldn't access the dbase -yet I have files that match the originals, with some .dlls and other bits and pieces in the specified backup location.

Can anyone throw any light on this please. Is this a useable backup? What exactly has happened here?

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Have you installed the Exchange Agent ? or are you trying to backup the .edb file ?

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Hi,

Exchange Server agent is installed and shows as having started. The backup says it was successful as was the verify process. It does appear to have backed up (to the location I specified) the edb and stm files along with log files and other stuff. But it also says that the 'complete' status is Failed and gives me that error code - so I am not sure whether the backup is a actually a good one but the completed status has failed on a techicality -or my backup, for whatever reason is no good and could not be used if required.

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You don't need to and should not be backing up the .EDB, .STM, .LOG, etc. files with Backup Exec of you have the Exchange agent and are performing an online/streaming backup of Exchange.  You should be selecting your data to backup at the storage group level.
HI jebeckham

I am selecting the data to backup at the storage group level and  I am not selecting individual files. During the backup exec job setup phase, I selected "First Storage Group" as the element to be backed up and pointed it to my backup location which was empty before the backup ran. After it had completed I am now seeing individual files in the backup directory - among those are edb, stm and log files. At no point did I stipulate these file types on an individual basis. So something has happened in terms of backup and the file sizes match those in the original exchdb directory. I have not done this before - how does this sound so far?

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No further forward with this one-  and its not  a major issue at the moment. So I want to close it please.

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