Here's one for the group:
I have just been put in charge of maintaining a 2000 Exchange box. A
backup had never been done on the system and it's been up for about 6
months. Besides discovering a MDBDATA directory with months of 5 Mg data
files and thus, a nearly full hard drive, the system seems OK. A low user
count helped, but that's changing.
Typing "backup" in help tells you how to run a backup, but it insists in
several places that the backup utility that comes with Windows 2000 won't
However, if you follow the instructions exactly, they seem to point you
to use the standard backup utility (Start/Programs/Accessories/System
Tools/Backup) but just point to a mystical "exchange" store that resides on
the desktop. I followed the instructions and everything seemed to work fine.
The logs cleared and I got my drive space back and a nice little (full) 4mm
tape. Everything is working fine.
But I don't get it. Why do the instructions continually insist that we
should not use the standard backup utility that comes with Windows 2000? Do
they just mean that we shouldn't use the "backup entire system" command and
back up the Exchange store separately or that we should go buy a third party
program? If so, which one?
Any thoughts much apreciated.
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