Best way to back up Small Business 2003 using Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 remote agent?
Posted on 2011-02-17
We are doing a SBS transition pack "upgrade" this weekend and want to ensure we have the best possible backup prior to this. I don't have a tremendous amount of experience with SBS.
The backup is done through a remote agent to a machine running Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and some rather nice iSCSI storage arrays. It has the main C:\ drive and an E:\ data drive for file shares.
Since it's a DC *and* a file server *and* an Exchange server, I was curious what the experts would recommend as the best way to back it up using our existing software and infrastructure.
Should I back up the C:\ and E:\ and system state and the Information Store as one backup or separate out the IS? Should I exclude anything from the file system backup? Am I totally missing something?
I realize to restore, we'll need to reinstall SBS and the remote agent and then restore on top of itself (unless there's a better way that I've never heard of)
Thanks in advance!