Server 2008 R2 / Exchange 2010 wbadmin backup - strange issue
Posted on 2011-05-05
I am testing Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Exchange 2010 SP1 RU 3v3. The server is a member server on a test domain.
I am testing wbadmin command and the Windows Backup GUI to perform backup of exchange 2010. I have come across an unusual effect of backing up a specific database.
Using the wbadmin command to perform a (non scheduled) backup of a specific Exchange 2010 database specificallly mbxdb1
wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\dc1\backup\mbxdb1 -include:'C:\Program" "Files\Microsoft\Exchange" "Server,D:\Program" "Files\Microsoft\Exchange" "Server\V14\Mailbox\mbxdb1' -vssfull -user:domain\adminuser -Password:xxxxxx
Note - the singular and double quotes that are required to overcome spaces in the folder path!
dc1 is the Windows Server 2003 domain controller that will store the backup.
I am backing up the c:\program files\microsoft\exchange (installation) directory and the mdxdb1 database & logs which are stored of the d: drive path (will seperate them onto a different disk soon).
The path to mdxdb1, mbxdb2, mbxdb3, mbxdb4 and public folders db & logs are stored as:
D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\mbxdb1
D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\mbxdb2
D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\mbxdb3
D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\mbxdb4
D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Public Folder Database
Back to the unusual effect...
When performing the above command completes, the mbxdb1 database is backed up and logs truncated and also shows on the EMC database dialog box the date and time of the last full backup. And..... All the other databases show that they were backed up according to the database GUI in EMC when they were not targeted and their logs of each of the databases are also truncated too.
Has anyone seen this effect and is there anything to worry about?
Also any EMS commands for counting all the items in public folders in exchange 2003 and on exchange 2010 so that I can see if they match to check replication has worked.