Many thanks for the helpful suggestions. I've got a mix of all of them running now. With W2k and Exch2k I can't do the high availability thing. So I've backed up all the .pst's (using EXMERGE) which also allowed me to run an offline defrag - 16Gb to 9Gb!
Prior to that, I moved the .edb and .stm to another mirrored pair. I used VolumeMangler to make C: a bit bigger, defragged the life out of it then was able to run Ghost 2003 on it. I Offlined one of the mirrored pair of C and also D (where the Exch Db sits now) so I could restore if it went pear-shaped. Veritas backs up the database - no cash for the Exchange Agent so run a simple batch file to drop exchange before and raise it after the backup job.
Result? .PST's and a Ghost image of C: on a different server, along with a backup of the database using Veritas. Also, a slim-line Db and users who now know what happens if they don't delete their files! Should the server software go nuts, I think we'll survive now. If the hardware fails totally, we may still survive. Watch this space...
Many thanks folks!
December 22, 2006 4:27 AM
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