NT Backup works great if you need something simple. As far as restoration procedures, I would suggest you read the DR whitepapers on the MS Site. I would also suggest a spare server, running exchange to do the test restores on. At a minimum, test restores should be done every 90 days. That way, you keep up on your procedures, increase your skill level, and verify that you actually have good backups.
D "Idiocy: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." - - http://www.despair.com -----Original Message----- From: Robert V [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 11:01 AM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: RE: Restoration Solutions? Alright, so what is the good backup solution for the Exchange databases? We have not performed test restores to date. We like to make sure everything goes to hell if the server crashes - okay, well not really. Do you have any recommendations for restore procedures (testing purposes?). Thanks, Robert > You backup your server using an AV solution??? That seems strange... > Not to mention, impossible. > > Now, if you're using ArcCrapIt, you're still in deep doodoo. It's a > widely known fact that while ArcCrapIt may back up your server, it is > very unlikely that it will restore in the event of a disaster such as > yours. > > Additionally, do you not perform test restores? Might I ask why if > your answer is no? > > D > > "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race > has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that > word would be "meetings." -- Dave Barry > > -----Original Message----- > From: Robert V [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 10:55 AM > To: Exchange Discussions > Subject: Restoration Solutions? > > > Hi, > > Running Exchange 5.5 SP3 on NT server. We backup the server nightly > using client agent from InnoculateIT. > > Unfortunately one of our users has misplaced or lost a large amount of > mail and it is nowhere to be found. We are curious what restoration > options are available with Exchange as we have not done this > previously. > > Short of setting up another Exchange server and restoring the > databases, is there any way quickly to access the backed up mail? > > Otherwise, what suggestions does the group have for making this > restoration easier in the future? > > Thanks much, > > Robert VadeBonCoeur > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > _________________________________________________________________ > List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm > Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp > To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]