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Backing up Exchange 2003

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I have an inactive 2003 Exchange Server and I would like to backup his database.
If I remember well the file should be with .edb extension.

Does anybody know how to backup the database on an external hard disk??
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Using the below instructions...my backup did not completed successfully with the below error:

Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "Exchange Information Store.bkf created 7/11/2011 at 13:07"

Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
Backup of "ServerName\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group"
Backup set #1 on media #1
Backup description: "Set created 7/11/2011 at 13:07"
Media name: "Exchange Information Store.bkf created 7/11/2011 at 13:07"

Backup Type: Normal

Backup started on 7/11/2011 at 13:07.
Backup completed on 7/11/2011 at 17:03.
Directories: 4
Files: 5
Bytes: 68.385.088.032
Time:  3 hours,  56 minutes, and  21 seconds
Backup of "ServerName\Microsoft Information Store\Recovery Storage Group"
Backup set #2 on media #1
Backup description: "Set created 7/11/2011 at 13:07"
Media name: "Exchange Information Store.bkf created 7/11/2011 at 13:07"

Backup Type: Normal

Backup started on 7/11/2011 at 17:03.
The 'Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Instance not found' from a call to 'HrESEBackupSetup()' additional data '-'The 'Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Functions called in an invalid sequence.' from a call to 'HrESEBackupClose()' additional data '-'
The operation was ended.

Backup completed on 7/11/2011 at 17:03.
Directories: 0
Files: 0
Bytes: 0
Time:  1 second

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The operation did not successfully complete.
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