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Windows SBS 2008 Exchange Backup

Windows SBS 2008 BackupQuestion:
I checked the backup today and the problem as appeared again , I have already installed Exchnage Service Pack 3.

I am running Windows SBS 2008 and run a scheduled backup each day , I checked the Windows SBS 2008 report that is emailed to me on a daily basis and noticed that Exchange is not being backed up , files and folders are being backed up fone , however Exchange is NOT being backed up.

the Error I receive is exactly as in this link and I have tried what it tell's you in the link , but I still have the same problem>

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dhardin/archive/2009/10/21/vss-backup-using-windows-server-backup-on-exchange-server-2007-sp2-fails-when-lcr-or-scr-is-enabled.aspx

Any suggestions on how to fix this ?

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BhanaD2
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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
Is the VSS / Volume Shadow Service running?
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
A service called "Volume Shadow Service" is not started ?
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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
Sorry, it's Volume Shadow Copy service. Should be running and automatic.
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
I have now started this service "Volume Shadow Copy service"
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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
Then your Exchange backup should be successful.
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Still have the same problem , i noticed I only have 2.4GB space remaining on the external Windows SBS 2008 USB Backup device. Would this cause the problem ?
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Yes, 2.4 gb of free space cauld certainly be your problem. Most Echange DB's are larger than that. You should either create more free space or point it to another external drive where pleanty of space is available. Plan for atleast 10 gig of free space for a basic Exchnage backup.

You can check the approx exchange db size by going to c:\program files\exchange\mdbdata
 
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
I still have the same problem after adding a new 1TB External USN drive for backup
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Can anyone help with this ?
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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
A)
You still get this error?

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Date:          10/14/2009 8:44:53 AM
Event ID:      565
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      server1.domain.com
Description:
Consistency check for component '1a0a0e79-76ce-4985-aa99-35f5018b0ed7'\'Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\SERVER1' failed. Application 'Exchange' will not be avaliable in the backup done at time '10/14/2009 8:44:42 AM'
 
B) and you have already done the following?
 
RESOLUTION
In order to take an online Exchange-aware backup of a server using LCR or serving as an SCR target you must disable the Replica VSS Writer used by LCR.  To do so, follow these steps:
 
1.  Open Registry Editor and browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Replay\Parameters registry key.
2.  Add a new DWORD value named EnableVSSWriter and set the value to 0 (zero).
3.  Restart the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service.


C) Can you take an offline backup?

D) What backup software are you using?

E) Try creating a new backup job.

F) Are there any other errors that show up in the event logs?
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
Sorted myself , run in Circular MODE
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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
You mean you run the logs in circular mode?

A) that's not a solution to your backup problem

B) make sure circular logging isn't losing some information. You'll have to have enough room so you don't write over info not already committed to the database.

Glad you sorted it out, though :-)
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BhanaD2Author Commented:
dONE
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