OT: MS Exchange backups

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USherbrooke.ca
Sat Nov 24 03:17:37 GMT 2007

Gerry Doris a écrit :
> 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. 
I agree with all of you. It should not take so much time...  disks are 
on a local raid5 box.  I think the time is spent extracting people's 
mailboxes from the db and copying them to disk...  but still, it takes 
way too long...

How do you restore a single mailbox or some emails?  Do you have to 
restore the hole db and then extract the relevant emails?  If so, it is 
a waste of time and resources...  unless there isn't any other way...  I 
think this is what they are trying to avoid but obviously it is not 
working very well...



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