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Exchange 2007 Mailbox Backup

What is the easiest method of backing up mailbox's in Exchange 2007 (Windows SBS 2008) ?

Are there any utilities to back exchange 2007  mailbox's ?
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Ahmed786Commented:
There are various thirdparty sofware the most common is Symantec.

for free one refer below

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998870%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/556045  (Brick Level Backup)
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Ahmed786Commented:
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ormerodrutterCommented:
Not sure the above method would work for you, as they are certain not easy to follow. The method is more to advance user to backup individual mailbox for a particular purpose, rather then for a general day to day backup routine.

A very common tool is Symantec Backup Exec, but they are certainly not the cheapest. I used to do brick level backup in my company but process takes too long, beside I found Recovery store is simple to use so haven't used brick level for years.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The backup utility built into SBS 2008 is Exchange aware and does a full Exchange backup. Is there a reason the SBS backup tool is insufficient for your uses?

-Cliff
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Cliff can you restore individual mailbox's with the SBS 2008 Exchange Backup ? can you export mailbox's to a pst form the SBS 2008 Exchnage backup ? Is there a utility that can be used for this purpose?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You can restore the database to an Exchange Recovery group and from there export or restore individual mailboxes. The RSG design is more elegant and efficient than backing up mailboxes on an individual level, not just for SBS, but even in enterprise scenarios. You rarely see granular backups anymore in the real world, even though many 3rd-party backup solutions still tout it as a feature.

-Cliff
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Many thanks for thsi information , could you provide some guidance or links on how to restore the database to an Exchange Recovery group and from there export or restore individual mailboxes ?
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ormerodrutterCommented:
You need to be aware that using Recovery storage do require sufficient disk space. I think you can restore to an USB drive but not sure about that,.
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Magic, It worked
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