Solved

Backing up Exchange 2007 server with Acronis Backup Server 11

Posted on 2012-03-26
5
345 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Hello.

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Exchange 2007.  I installed Acronis Backup Server 11 to make images of this machine.

If I make a full backup of the entire system and the system crashes or the "edb" file becomes corrupt; can I stop the Exchange services and just replace the corrupted "edb" file with the one from the backup?

If not, why not and how should I do it?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Adam D
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dreamraghu
ID: 37769847
You have to do a restore from the last backup and you will be able to mount the stores.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:FdpxAP-GJL
ID: 37769993
Hi,

Acronis does not back up 'files' it backs up volumes. It also does not talk to exchange.

Therefore if you want to backup the exchange DB you have two choices. Use VSS (volume Shadow Copy) or dismount the store (stop the service works as well)

I just did the Acronis training, and there will be an exchnge agent later this year, which will give you better exchange backup.

Regards

Gordon
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pravinkb
ID: 37770148
We won't be able to because exchange database keeps changing continiously and the logs keeps generating.

Along with the edb file we would also need the transaction logs to recover the corrupted database.

We need to have transaction logs from the time of the backup and till the time of database corruption, then we can still try to recover the database using eseutil tool.

If everything fails, then we would have to restore the database and logs from the last successful backup.

Regards,

Praveen
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
FdpxAP-GJL earned 500 total points
ID: 37770200
Hi,

So you need to use the VSS option in the job config (don't have a copy open with me, so can't remember where.

Select the Microsoft VSS over the Acronis one, as it seems to work better.

That will give you a working snapshot with the logs as at the time of the snapshot.

It works, I've recovered an exchange server from that.

Regards

Gordon
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Adam D
ID: 37782005
Thanks Gordon.

Therefore if my edb becomes corrupted and I am unable to extract what I need from the transaction logs, I could restore the backed up edb and transaction logs, mount and go?  (Losing anything since the latest backup of course).
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

825 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question