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How to do a backup of Exchange server 2003

Posted on 2011-03-24
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Hello Experts,
I have a client who just migrated his exchange server to Google Apps.  He now wants to reload the server but I don't feel comfortable doing this without a good backup of the exchange server.
The version of exchange that is running is 6.5 which ( based on some articles I have read) is Exchange Server 2003.
Not being an exchange guy, I would like to know the best way to backup this device keeping in mind at this point I do not have any kind of Exchange friendly backup software.
Thanks
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by:zazagor
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hi,

Easiest way is to stop exchenge services and do a manual backup of the exchange database files:
net stop "Microsoft Exchange Information Store"
net stop "Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine"

copy C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA folder (verify that it is the batabase folder).

Another easy way is to use NTBACKUP (native in windows 2003).

//zaZagor
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by:sat444
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I went to this directory and I do see a very large ( 23 gig) priv1.edb file and other *.edb files  along with several *.stm files and log files.  Correct me if I am wrong, but I belive the larger 23 gig priv1.edb file would be the main database store.  In terms of backup, I am just going to take the entire C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr directory.

There is nothing else that needs to be backed up on this ?  For some reason i thought this would be a lot more difficult.
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Hello,

Correct, priv1.edb is the main exchange database.
Yes, backup the entire  C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr directory just to be sure.

This is it.

Make sure Exchange services are offline.

/zaZagor
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by:maxxmyer
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Yeep, like zazagor said.
MS article here may help
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296788/en-us
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