Link to home
Start Free TrialLog in
Avatar of bd14pb
bd14pb

asked on

Ntbackup Server 2003

Hi All,

I inherited a Server 2003 box that runs everyhting for a organization. They have exchange, sql, Active Directory and Company data being ran off that single box. Amazingly there had not been any backups at all for the box. I would like to use ntbackup for time being but I do not have much experience setting that up manually.

My goal is to have a full backup ran weekly on Fridays and differentials ran in between. They have a total of 530GB for a full backup onto a 2TB External Drive. I would like to have a months worth of recovery. I would accomplish this by using 2x 2TB externals on rotation. So my question is how would I configure ntbackup to do this? Would I create a full backup task for Friday and than seperate differentials followed by the same configuration for the next week without choosing to overwrite existing backups?
Avatar of Member_2_6492660_1
Member_2_6492660_1
Flag of United States of America image

Yes

Thats how I do mine Full on Sunday and incrementials every other day

I have batch jobs if you would like samples let me know.
Avatar of RJ Cowan
If you've never had backups running  then circular logging is most likely enabled and ideally you should turn this off or you run the risk of a corrupt database when it comes time to restore...if the day comes.

Go to Start / Microsoft Exchange / System Manager / Administrative Groups / Servers / Server Name / right click on First Storage Group / General Tab / make sure "Enable circular logging" is unchecked.

If you're running a full backup weekly you'll be fine.

Let me know if you have any questions.
My goal is to have a full backup ran weekly on Fridays and differentials ran in between.
I would run full with incremental's not differentials.

Incremental: Backs up selected files only if they were created or modified since the previous backup.

Differential: Backs up selected files only if the were created or modified since the previous backup, but does not mark them as backed up.
Avatar of bd14pb
bd14pb

ASKER

trgrassijr55- some batch examples would be great

How would I configure ntbackup for drive rotation using this setup?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of Member_2_6492660_1
Member_2_6492660_1
Flag of United States of America image

Link to home
membership
This solution is only available to members.
To access this solution, you must be a member of Experts Exchange.
Start Free Trial