Veeam backup of Exchange in VMSphere environment
Posted on 2013-01-14
I hope this question isn’t too convoluted. I am evaluating Veeam Backup and Replication, and am very confused.
We have a HP Lefthand San, with VSphere 4.1. We have 2 ESX hosts, and several virtual servers.
One of the vm’s is our Exhange 2003 box. It is configured as follows:
C: drive (program files) 20Gb total with 9Gb used
Then two drives built from VM storage, that show up as hard drives in explorer
K: drive (exchange database) 200Gb total with 150 used
L: drive (exchange logs) 40Gb total 25Gb used
In the evaluation copy of Veeam, I added our VCenter and ESX1. Once Veeam scanned the VCenter, my Exchange server showed as a server. But it listed it as only being 23 Gb, so I was assuming it only saw the c drive, not the database and logging drives. I ran a backup anyway, and it ended up being 23Gb, and went very quickly, so I’m assuming it didn’t backup my Exchange database. However, when I went in and checked my log drive, it appears that it flushed the logs.
I’m very confused, and can’t find anything in the little bit of documentation supplied. Am I correct that the backup didn’t include my database? If so, why did it flush my logs? How do I perform a full exchange 2003 database backup in this environment.