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sdo's avatar
8 years ago

file exclusions for MS Exchange 2013 clients


NetBackup Client v7.7.3 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with MS Exchange Server 2013 CU13 in a four node DAG with four node CAS.

NetBackup Master/Media Server v7.7.3 on Appliance 5230 v2.7.3.

Backup type: plain NTFS volume\folder\file style backup (we are already excluding the live mailbox database files)



I have found a folder on disk, and therefore in backups:

D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Queue

...which contains a 24GB "mail.que" file and a small "tmp.edb" file and a small "trn.log" file, and a few other related files... which altogether appear to be some form of quasi live binary database/application file set... which typically one might ordinarily consider excluding from backups.

There are also, other folders:

D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs    at 2.3 GB


D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\Logging        at 12.5 GB



Is it typical, and/or best practice, and/or even required, that these days with MS Exchange 2013 we can/should/must exclude any of these three paths from regular file system backups?

D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\TransportRoles\data

D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs

D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange server\V15\Logging


Thanks in advance.

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