We do a nightly backup using BackupExec and it's Exchange
specific addon package. It saved my *this week. I got
a call 6:00am Monday morning from our finance manager. He
couldn't connect to exchange. I connected remotely (God
bless VPN + Terminal Services) and restarted the server.
None of the exchange service started... long story short,
the private information store was corrupt (Bad storm on
Sunday night must've knocked out power).
I was able to restore from Fridays backup and we're up
and running. I would suggest maybe backing up to disk on
weekends if you don't have a tape changer. We lost all of
the email that came in Saturday 4:00am - Monday.
As for mailbox level backups, we skip that and just put a
30-day delay between mailbox deletion and purge.
>I am looking for real life examples of backup strategies
currently used by
>Exchange Admins. Preferabley those using Backup Exec.
>I'm looking for how often you backup, whether it is an
online of offline
>backup and whether you backup individual mailboxes.
What about permanent
>archives? Any other considerations you might have as
>Thanks in advance.