Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Windows Server Backup of Microsoft Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-02-21
9
Medium Priority
?
546 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
hi there, i am trying to backup MS Exchange 2010 using Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 R2.

It has now been running for 2 days and stuck on 'Running Consistency Check'.

There is, however, about 120GB of exchange log files.

Is there a way around this or a better way to backup Exchange 2010?
0
Comment
Question by:cam-e
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
MichaelVH earned 500 total points
ID: 34941243
Hi there,

First of all, although Windows Server backup can backup Exchange 2010; there are other products that can do better (e.g. MSFT Data Protection Manager).

Did you follow the guide to enable Windows Server Backup to backup exchange?

Either way; there are 2 options.
1. Take a backup of your database (which succeeds) and the log files will disappear.
2. If you delete the log files, you won't be able to restore your database to that point in time (Logs are committed automatically to the DB).

Grts,

Michael
0
 
LVL 45

Assisted Solution

by:Amit
Amit earned 500 total points
ID: 34941680
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:MichaelVH
ID: 34941711
BTW: let me point out that deleting the log files is NOT a recommended option.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 

Author Comment

by:cam-e
ID: 34941723
hi there, yes, this is the article i followed. It is still stuck on the consistency check after 48+ hours.

Yes, i definitely dont wnat to delete the log files and would like to take a full backup of the Exchange DB.
0
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Amit
ID: 34941730
@MichaelVH

I agree with you. Let Exchange purge it automatically
0
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Amit
ID: 34941741
Try running the backup of only Exchange 2010 Information Store by disabling the Consistency Check in the Exchange tab in the Backup job properties and then see if the job is still getting stuck in Consistency check status.
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Neil Russell
Neil Russell earned 1000 total points
ID: 34941965
If you have 120GB of exchange log files then dependant on your server hardware it could easily take 2 days or more. Let it run its course.
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Neil Russell
Neil Russell earned 1000 total points
ID: 34941999
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cam-e
ID: 34942266
Exchange back-up started after leaving it to do its consistency check for a few days.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Among the most obnoxious of Exchange errors is error 1216 – Attached Database Mismatch error of the Jet Database Engine. When faced with this error, users may have to suffer from mailbox inaccessibility and in worst situations, permanent data loss.
Microsoft Jet database engine errors can crop up out of nowhere to disrupt the working of the Exchange server. Decoding why a particular error occurs goes a long way in determining the right solution for it.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Suggested Courses

579 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