backing up exchange

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  1. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    how do you guys back up exchange? do you back up the individual mailboxes *and* the stores? or just one and the other?

    my backup is taking a long time and it's twice the size of the hard-drive, so it's obviously duplicating itself by doing both mailboxes and stores.

    thanks for any replies!
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I backup the brick level on the server using CA's BrigtStor (11.5) and the Exchange Agent.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    We were using Commvault to do mailbox and store backups.. during a recent DR test, we had a lot of problems restoring the store (in that we never got the store back up and running) and are now doing NTBackups on the store (which we also succeded with in DR after failing with CommVault) and CommVault mailbox backups until we can get it all sorted out.
     
  4. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    So it looks like some people are doing both mailboxes and store, while others mailboxes?
     
  5. madmatt

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    You should do both. The master database (MDB) and brick level.