Backing up from Mailboxes in Exchange Server2k

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Hi,when I choose the mailboxes folder of M drive in an Exchange Mail Server to taking a backup and start backup,immidiately the task terminated and in report it says you don't have permission on mailboxes!!!! But I am administrator and a member of Enterprice Admin and Exchange Server Services and Schema Admin?? What's wrong?? (The OS is W2k Server Sp4 and the Exchange Server 2k) Could you please help me? Thank you. --- Regards Mahnaz

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Hi there

I can tell that you are running exchange earlier than 2003 you should never backup the M drive as it is a virtual drive created by the system

the M drive is hidden on 2003

Depends on the backup software you are using if still using the NT backup just backup the exchange store that will do it for you

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  • Stevesz
    Never, ever mess with the M: drive in Exchange unless directed to by PSS. You can screw up your whole install that way. Backing up mailboxes is known as a brick level backup, and is not a recommended practice. It can more than double your backup time, and urtilize too much space. When you back up Exchange, you need to use an Exchange aware back up program. NTBACKUP is one, and is provided with your OS. Other backup programs have Exchange aware modules. Not all will allow you to do bricklevel backups. If you absolutely have to (or be fired because Mr. Big wants his mail backed up differently from everyone else), Backup Exec by Veritas allows the brick level backup and you can select the mailboxes you wish to backup in that manner. Steve//
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  • Gurys4You
    One Last alternative is to take the exchange information service offline. This will dismount all databases - then you can do a flat file backup But be sure to backup the log files as well The disadvantage here is that log file are not then purged. So unless you configure circular logging (not advisable) you will need an exchange aware backup program
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    One Last alternative is to take the exchange information service offline. This will dismount all databases - then you can do a flat file backup But be sure to backup the log files as well The disadvantage here is that log file are not then purged. So unless you configure circular logging (not advisable) you will need an exchange aware backup program
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