I use the native Windows backup to backup Exchange databases, when the backup kicks in it does some database checking for about 30 minutes or so ( I use Paul Cunningham write up). During that windows the sending and receiving emails comes to a crawl. I backup the active database.
Is there a way to avoid this?
1- Can I backup the passive databases and have a good backups?
2- Can I use other third party software? If yes please recommend.