OT: MS Exchange backups

Gerry Doris gdoris at rogers.com
Fri Nov 23 22:11:07 GMT 2007

shuttlebox wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2007 10:04 PM, Denis Beauchemin
> <Denis.Beauchemin at usherbrooke.ca> wrote:
>>>> Manager (TSM) and Backup Exec but couldn't backup our 250GB data
>> I'm not sure I understand your question...  it takes 48 hours to backup
>> to disk!
>> Of course, we can't afford to stop Exchange to either backup or restore
>> data.  Everything has to be done online...
> Something is very wrong. We use Legato Networker on Solaris and it
> backs up many TB during the night including at least six Exchange
> servers each with larger databases than yours. Of course we spread the
> full backups so most servers only gets a diff or inc backup but still
> the full backups never takes more than a few hours.
We generally install either Legato or Veritas and backup many Exchange 
servers/TBs overnight.  Check to make sure that the servers are being 
kicked off at different times...don't try and start everyone at 
midnight!  250GB is nothing. 

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