Just how do you support Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008?
There is a popular shortage in the Windows Server 2008 back-up energy that does not permit you to conveniently support Exchange 2007, the means you can with NtBackup in 2k3. The Exchange group assured a remedy yet never ever gave one.
What are some (with any luck economical) alternatives?
Good information : the remedy is can be found in Exchange 2007 SP2, coming quickly. See this article for complete information. In the meanwhile, I would certainly make use of the MBS - online manuscript that @TonyB stated. Michael B. Smith, its writer, is a really educated individual, and also his manuscript does an excellent work.
The trouble with making use of NTBackup is that it can corrupt the mail store if you have LCR made it possible for. Not exactly sure certain what occurs with SCR made it possible for. Without either of these made it possible for, NTBackup needs to go through great nonetheless it will certainly be essential to examine after significant updates.
Microsofts DPM appears to be the usual selection with several.
There is additionally a write-up here that appears to show it is feasible to backup Exchange making use of NTBackup on web server 2008 with some hacking. Not exactly sure just how well it recovers though so you would certainly require to examine that fairly extensively.
Great Question Eric. I have actually been seeking a remedy myself. Below is what I have actually located until now. Each resembles it has its very own advantages/disadvantages. I have not made use of any one of the them yet.
Commercial/Paid Software :
- BackupAssist - $250, includes a plug - in to Windows Server Backup
- Microsoft DPM - Looks like this set is around $1010 for the Server License+Enterprise Data
- Acronis Recovery For Exchange - $1219
Free Script : - MBS-online-backup.ps1 (GUI Version) - Uses powershell and also VSS to make an on-line back-up. I have actually examined it out and also it functions respectable. There aren't any kind of recuperation guidelines uploaded yet though yet I assume you can mount the back-up submits as a recuperation storage space team. Except the pale of heart yet resembles it will certainly do the job.