My mail server is Exchange 2003 Enterprise running on Windows 2003 Enterprise. My information store is in the neighborhood of 400GB and my tape backup takes 4hours to process the backup with a transfer rate of over 2,100 MB/Min.
I was wondering if it would make sense to take snap shots. Restoring exchange data from tapes is quite time consuming. Has anyone ever done this? How would I take the snap shots? Can snap shots be backed up?