Solved

backup ost on a network share

Posted on 2012-04-13
14
470 Views
Last Modified: 2012-09-17
Hi to all of you ,
I need urgently to find a solution to backup Outlook ost files on a network share Even on an online storage service provider.
CAn you please provide me you suggestions and tell me your experience ?
I need to deploy this on 20 clients/ laptops.

thank you
CArlo
0
Comment
Question by:carlettus
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
14 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Anuroopsundd
ID: 37841557
why do you require to backup ost files?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jpvargassoruco
ID: 37841564
Its better to backup the Exchange database, because the *.ost files only have an offline copy of the user's data.
If you delete the *.ost file, it should be automatically recreated by Outlook downloading the Data from the exchange database.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Anuroopsundd
ID: 37841579
As said.. no one backup OST file. we only backup PST file or exchange database.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GillesT
ID: 37841630
There is no need to backup ost files, it is a cache of your Exchange mailbox that need to be backed up
0
 

Author Comment

by:carlettus
ID: 37841685
I was not clear :
we had a problem importing messages into mailboxes and now these messages aer stored only on the OST and not on the exchange database, I have another question open here.
So we have don't want to risk and we would like to backup ost for the time beeing we find a solution on our problem.
thank you
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jpvargassoruco
ID: 37841729
You need to create a logoff script and set it to copy the file to a network share.
Here is an example:

@echo off
set backupcmd=xcopy /c /d /e /h /r /y

echo Backing up OST settings...
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Outlook\*.*" "UNC path to your share"

Here are some help full links:
* To Assign the script to the users:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781354(v=ws.10).aspx
* Information about OST files:
http://www.ostfile.com/ost-file-location.html
0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GillesT
ID: 37841735
If you copy .ost file on an other computer, you will not be able to read it in Outlook ! You will need an external product to convert .ost to .pst
0
 

Author Comment

by:carlettus
ID: 37841743
GillesT,
ok you are there, do you know anything or did you test something ?

like

http://www.safepstbackup.com/Enterprise.aspx
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GillesT
ID: 37841790
Sorry I am not clear.
Only the OWNER of the .ost file can open the .ost file and he needs to be the OWNER of the Exchange mailbox (and to have a current connexion to the AD) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831058/en-us?fr=1
I never try that, but I already study to open .ost another domain, and we don't succeed (it was a need for a migration)
Of course you can use an external tool to read ost. There are a lot of tools on Internet, backup pst/ost tools, repair pst/ost tools or online services that are able to do the job
0
 

Author Comment

by:carlettus
ID: 37841970
There are a lot of tools on Internet, backup pst/ost tools, repair pst/ost tools or online services that are able to do the job

can you please reccomend one
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GillesT
ID: 37842025
The better tool to recover .pst file if Outlook Advanced Repair, so I can recommend Advanced Exchange Recovery to manage .ost file from the same editor
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
carlettus earned 0 total points
ID: 37854525
WE are now working with Safepstbackup Enterprise and it maches our needs.
Thank you
CArlo
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:carlettus
ID: 37875137
this is the obnly software that allows to backup ost online
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Join & Write a Comment

Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

758 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now