> many many times...if you do offline backups, you will never be able to
> recover your data up to the moment of failure...
Actually that is possible, but much more involved. Additionally, in this case
somebody has to manage transaction logs.
> bad news...
> > Horror stories on restoring form an online backup. I have never done it
> > (restore from online backup) have you had good luck with it?
> > Thanks,
> > LB
> > > why do you want to perform offline backups when MS recommends online
> > backups
> > > for Exchange?
> > > > I want to create a batch or scheduler that will shut down my exchange
> > > store,
> > > > MTA, IMC and directory services for an offline backup using W2K
> > > then
> > > > restart the services after the backup is complete. Are there any
> > utilities
> > > > already out there that would do this? Or info on doing this?
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > LB
Corrections are welcome.
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