What Exchsrvr folders should be excluded druing backup

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Dennis_S

Hello,

We use BackupExec with the Exchange Agent on Server 2003 R2 Standard and

Exchange 2003. What is the best practice for excluding Program

Files\Exchsrvr\ folders from the backup? I know the mtadata folder should be

excluded. I would think also the MDBDATA folder should be excluded.

Thanks much.
 
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Mark Arnold [MVP]

No reason to scan any of it.

Managed properly there's no need for a/v on an MB server in the first

place. Do it all on the FE and client.

If you had to do it you'd just use an Exchange aware product and only

scan messages inbound.
 
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jamestechman

Don't worry about doing any flat file backups you don't need them.

Just back up the Exchange stores that's suffucient enough.

James Chong (MVP)

MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+

Security+, Project+, ITIL

On Jul 15, 10:26 am, Dennis_S <Denn...
wrote:
> Hello,

> We use BackupExec with the Exchange Agent on Server 2003 R2 Standard and
> Exchange 2003.  What is the best practice for excluding Program
> Files\Exchsrvr\ folders from the backup?  I know the mtadata folder should be
> excluded.  I would think also the MDBDATA folder should be excluded.

> Thanks much.
 
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John

Mark... OP asks about backup not AV!

:)

"Mark Arnold [MVP]" <mark@mvps.org> wrote in message

news:jb2s551jen2h2vu3t96v46q4qm9kjpagil@4ax.com...
> No reason to scan any of it.
> Managed properly there's no need for a/v on an MB server in the first
> place. Do it all on the FE and client.
> If you had to do it you'd just use an Exchange aware product and only
> scan messages inbound.
 
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Mark Arnold [MVP]

Wow, that's a blonde moment for me :)

So, there's little practical need to back anything on the exchange

server up apart from

1. The system state

2. The exchange with an exchange aware product.
 
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Dennis_S

Thanks guys for your input. Pretty much what I thought, but always good to

get other opinions.

"jamestechman" wrote:


> Don't worry about doing any flat file backups you don't need them.
> Just back up the Exchange stores that's suffucient enough.

> James Chong (MVP)
> MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+
> Security+, Project+, ITIL
>

> On Jul 15, 10:26 am, Dennis_S <Denn...
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > We use BackupExec with the Exchange Agent on Server 2003 R2 Standard and
> > Exchange 2003. What is the best practice for excluding Program
> > Files\Exchsrvr\ folders from the backup? I know the mtadata folder should be
> > excluded. I would think also the MDBDATA folder should be excluded.
> > Thanks much.


>
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Why back up the system state?

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

"Mark Arnold [MVP]" <mark@mvps.org> wrote in message

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> Wow, that's a blonde moment for me :)

> So, there's little practical need to back anything on the exchange
> server up apart from
> 1. The system state
> 2. The exchange with an exchange aware product.

>
 
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Mark Arnold [MVP]

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:54:47 -0700, "Ed Crowley [MVP]"

<curspice@nospam.net> wrote:


> Why back up the system state?


True enough, why indeed.

It's not as if it's a great deal of use these days.
 

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