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Backup a remote server

By good'n ·
I have been for the likes of me trying to backup my Exchange server, which is a remote server in my network, from my BDC. The question I have is this: Is there anyway I can use NT 4.0 backup utility to do this ? I am currently using the Veritas program but was wanting to try and implement this service using NT's own backup piece. Any input would be appreciated....thanks in advance.

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Backup a remote server

by True_Texan In reply to Backup a remote server

The answer here is fairly simple as long as you have administrative rights to the remote server and a tape drive on your BDC.

Log onto your BDC with administrative priviledges. Mount the drive from the remote server that you want to back up. For example, mount the c drive from the remote server as drive z on the BDC.

Now you should be able to use your standard Windows backup program to pull the files across the network and back them up. Repeat the mouting process for any other criticaldrives on the remote server.

When you mount the drives, it also helps to use the "administrative" connection for backups. Mounting \\remoteserver\c and mounting \\remoteserver\c$ are not the same. Designating c$ informs NT that this is an administrative connection.

Hope this helps.

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