E55, SP4, on Win2K. It's a big fast, dual-processor, 1 gig memory machine
that will have only 125 users on it. So, we did a RAID-5 array with 5 18 Gig
disks. System is on C, a 4-gig partition, the 2-gig pagefile is on another
disk, and the rest (about 64 Gig) is all for Exchange. I installed on C (of
course), and in PerfWiz, I decided to just move all the stuff Perfwiz would
move, to the big 64 Gig partition. We do full backups of the system
partition every Friday night, and full Exchange backups every night,
Mon-Fri. We did a full Ghost image of the entire 5-disk array after
Exchange, Veritas, Norton, etc., were all installed and configured.
The system admins say that in case of disaster, our recovery strategy is
1. Restore the Ghost image.
2. Restore the system from last Friday's backup.
3. Restore Exchange from previous night's backup.
That all sounds reasonable to me, except for the MTA and IMS files. Do I
even need to be concerned about these files? If so, and we're using Veritas
with the Exchange agent (even doing mailbox backups, too), how do I do it?
Should I have maybe just left these on C?
The reason I moved them all is, that gives me 64 Gig of space for all the
stuff that's likely to get big, including the three stores, the two sets of
logs, the mail files and internet mail service files. But maybe I should
have left the last two on C. I don't know.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give, kind and gentle (and more
Larry Wahlers, Systems Specialist
Office of Information Systems
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod