General discussion

Locked

Exchange 2000 backup

By jspaz ·
I am running Exchange Server 2000 and regularly back up the Information Store to a second disk on the exchange server using the Microsoft Backup utility included in Windows 2000 server. I have 35 users on the server and the backup file is approx. 900 MB. I run the backup in off hours and everything seems to be working fine. The backup usually takes 45 minutes to an hour, but occasionally will run in 6 to 8 minutes. The output file size looks good and the log shows no errors. Does anyone know what might account for the variance?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Exchange 2000 backup

by Dynamo2003 In reply to Exchange 2000 backup

The variance might have occured due to backing up of open file. Check the log files to compare how many open files are present during respective backups.

Collapse -

Exchange 2000 backup

by jspaz In reply to Exchange 2000 backup

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Exchange 2000 backup

by jgtyler In reply to Exchange 2000 backup

I don't have an answer for the variation, but I'm told that Microsofts Backup utility will not backup your Exchange server correctly, you need to use a third party product such as Arcserve or BackupExec to backup your Information Store.

Collapse -

Exchange 2000 backup

by jspaz In reply to Exchange 2000 backup

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

Exchange 2000 backup

by jspaz In reply to Exchange 2000 backup

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

Back to Software Forum
5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums