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Exchange backup

Hi

In Document ID 271858 is written, that one should create two Exchange policies to backup a Exchange instance. Example:

1. Policy: Microsoft Information Store:\
2. Policy: Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes:\
Microsoft Exchange Public Folders:\

Question:

1.
Can these two policies (resp. their backup jobs) run at the same
time or will there be a sort of race condition between the backup of the Microsoft Information Store:\ and the backup of the Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes:\ if run at the same time ?

If this two backup jobs has to run in sequence, is there a way to force a backup job sequence such as

1.
Backup job <1. Policy / Microsoft Information Store:\>

2.
then when the above backup job has finished, start

Backup job <2. Policy: Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes:\>
Backup job <2. Policy: Microsoft Exchange Public Folders:\> ?


kind regards,

Stefan Schmid
4 Replies

Re: Exchange backup

you should to create 2 policies because if you run backup of mailboxes and information store - backup of mailboxes will fail. You should also change settings for maitenance of exchange database.

regards
marekk
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Re: Exchange backup

Hi,

YOu can achieve what you want to do by using New_Stream

It doesn't matter if your Mail Box & IS backup starts Simultaneouly but only the backup should not happen in the same stream

The ideal Exchange Policies can be
1) Create two separate Policies having IS and Mailbox.
2) Create One policy and the File list should be like below
NEW_STREAM

NEW_STREAM
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Re: Exchange backup

so try to do this Smiley Happy)
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Re: Exchange backup

> Hi,
>
> YOu can achieve what you want to do by using
> New_Stream
>
> It doesn't matter if your Mail Box & IS backup starts
> Simultaneouly but only the backup should not happen
> in the same stream
>
> The ideal Exchange Policies can be
> 1) Create two separate Policies having IS and
> Mailbox.
> 2) Create One policy and the File list should be like
> below
> NEW_STREAM
>
> NEW_STREAM
>

I agree to Mayur's second policy proposal. I have been doing my exchange backup like that for a couple of months and so far I have not noticed any problems.

Unfortunately, the veritas docu is not very clear.

I thank you for your efforts.

regards,

stefan schmid