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Backup Exec 2010 and Exchange 2010 job configuration

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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on configuring exchange 2010 backups within backup exe 2010.

Previously we have one job backing up all our servers. However now this job is failing on Exchange 2010 Mails store with the error.
 
e0008516 - Resources specified for snapshot do not have any valid data on them. Check if files were deleted or renamed.

I've read some other posts regarding this error and some state that you need to remove Advanced Open File Option when backing up your exchange database as it is not supported. Does this mean i need to create a totally seperate Job within Backup exec just to backup exchange ? Basically the current and previously working schedule was to do a full backup on every server each night and I would like to keep the backup job structure as simple as possible.

Any advice on the correct setup for this would be great, I'm finding some of the documentation to be unclear on this option.

cheers
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I'm running Backup Exec 2010 R3 on an SBS 2011 server with Exchange 2010, and I've got the Advanced open File Agent turned on (with Allow Backup Exec to determine the best method selected) doing a full system backup, including Exchange and including the Granular Recovery Technology option, which allows individual emails and mailboxes to be recovered.

I'd check/recreate your selections and ensure that you are running the latest version of Backup Exec 2010, with all the patches, and then critically, push the agent to the Exchange 2010 servers again (as it'll need updating after you patch Backup Exec).

You *can* do what you are trying to do with the AOFO enabled :-)
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Thanks for your reply, I've managed to get the backup running now, I had a stalled VSS process on the exchange box, so running the repair batch and re-registering the DLL's combined with a reboot sorted the issue. However now the backup is running extremely slowly with speeds sitting at around 150MB per min when backing up the database all other backup jobs run at 900 to 1500.

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Again, have you got the latest hotfixes installed?  There were numerous slowdowns with DeDupe jobs etc, and these have been addressed in some of the latest hotfixes.

Especially, make sure you have upgraded to BackupExec 2010 R3, which is a free upgrade for all users of BackupExec 2010, and then ensure all hotfixes are installed.

With the above, I'm able to get 200GB on an SBS 2011 Server at 933MB/Min, including system state, Exchange GRT etc.
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Backup exec was up to date with all hotfixes applied this was the first thing it did when TS the issue to begin with. the speeds on exchange seemed to sort themselfs out I'm not really clear on what i did to fix them but after some playing around its working at 1500M/B per min now for the exchange database.

cheers for your help with the configuration of the exchange job which was my original question so points awarded for that. Thanks for your help !!
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