Backup for Exchange Server vs Backup for SQL Server


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question: What is the different between "backup for Exchange Server" and "backup for SQL server"?

Note: I heard Backup for Exchange server cannot be simultaneous; but Backup for SQL Server can be simultaneous.

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Andy MInternal Systems ManagerCommented:
SQL and Exchange are different products so the backup types will be different - Exchange may mean backing up Exchange databases, log files or even individual mailboxes. SQL backups will backup SQL databases, log files, etc.

Depends on what you are trying to backup - if you're backing up an Exchange server, use backup for Exchange, if it's a SQL server, use backup for SQL. Unless you have multiple roles on the same server (SQL and Exchange together - which isn't a brilliant idea) you'll need to use the correct backup type for the server in question.
IvanSystem EngineerCommented:

what do you mean when you say simultaneous?  And what product are you using?

You can backup Exchange simultaneously with any other backup, Exchange will be online, etc. Not sure what do you mean :)

Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Better you tell us what do you need because you're talking about backing up different products so no relation between them besides the fact that they're both Microsoft's products.
WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
An option is imaging the entire machine and if/when there's a failure boot the last known good image to a VM and restore data. I find it easier because you're getting everything in one pass with an image. Make sure the images are current and there's no corruption and you'll be able to restore data.
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