How to do incremental backups of Exchange 2003 with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3
Posted on 2014-09-29
I'm not familiar with Exchange backups, i've tried reading some "best practices" and such on the process but am not finding an answer. We have an Exchange 2003 cluster, full backups are about 215 GB. I have a server dedicated to backups, of which I have about 1.7 TB of space available for use in Exchange backups. I started using Microsoft's volume shadow copy service (VSS) which was working okay until it decided it was too much data and deleting all the shadow copies.
So I figured I would try incremental backups using the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 software to handle retention. I turned it on and it is backing up about 1.5 to 2 GB of changes per day. I want to do a full backup every Sunday, with incrementals following every day up to Saturday, then start over. However when I go to restore data, select the day that was an incremental, all it shows is "Log Files".
Is this right? Shouldn't there be more than just log files? I need the ability to restore specific mailboxes, down to a single email if needed. So far i'm not seeing this ability. What am I missing? Does Exchange 2003 not support this? Or the Backup Exec software?