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Backup Strategy for Exchange 2007

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Hello All,

I have one MS exchange server with over 2000 mailboxes. I use Symantec Veritas NetBackup to do all my backups.

The Exchange mail storage groups are devided into 9 groups, so - I have 9 storage groups, each with a single database in it.

A full backup of all the Information stores takes just under two hours, however when I do a full backup of all the mailboxes, it takes close to 19 hours.

My question is this:
Do I have to do mailbox backups to have the ability to do single mailbox restores, or single email restores?
Can I do this with only doing Information store backups?
Is there a best practice for doing mailbox backups?

Please give some advice.

Thanks.
Ampletrix.
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You can indeed to single mailbox restores from this.
However, the only downside is that you will need to recover the entire mail store into the recovery storage group.

Once it's in the recovery storage group, you can then select certain mailboxes to merge/recover back into the original storage group.

I do this once a month, its pretty quick to do.

Basically, its this:

Use the tools in EMC, create a new recovery storage group.
Give it a path and database name.
Use your backup software to restore into this recovery database.
Mount the database.
Merge the user that requires their mailbox recovered.
Unmount database
Delete Recovery storage group.
(Manually remove the storage group files .log/.edb from the location)

Complete.
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That's exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you.
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