Why is my SBS 2003 exchange backup so big?
Posted on 2013-01-03
I am using SBS 2003 with about 10 users and am migrating to sbs 2011 soon, but I have a question about the backup. I am using the stock backup wizard that comes with SBS 2003. My question is why is the "[My Server]\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group" portion of the backup over 167GB?
My private and public databases together are only about 20GB and the databases AND the transaction and tracking logs directory is only 25GB. The exchange program directory is only about 300MB, so, I just don’t see where all of the extra data is coming from. I have “Save deleted emails for 30 days” turned OFF.
Any explanation would be helpful and if I should be doing anything, please let me know. The portion of the backup log that is the exchange part is included below.
Thanks for your help… eric
Backup Type: Normal
Backup started on 12/28/2012 at 10:08 PM.
Backup completed on 12/29/2012 at 10:22 AM.
Time: 12 hours, 13 minutes, and 47 seconds
Backup of "[My Server]\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group"
Backup set #3 on media #1
Backup description: "SBS Backup created on 12/28/2012 at 9:00 PM"
Media name: "Small Business Server Backup (05).bkf created 12/28/2012 at 9:00 PM"