|Chapter 9 - Backup and Recovery Operations|
|Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server|
|by Mike Daugherty|
|Digital Press 2001|
In addition to the regularly-scheduled backups of configuration data and Exchange Information Stores, you may occasionally need to perform an unscheduled backup. Just as with the scheduled backups, you canand shouldperform unscheduled backups while Exchange is running, allowing your users to continue to send and receive e-mail while the backup is in progress. You can use the following procedure to perform an unscheduled backup:
Start the Backup process from the Windows 2000 Start menu by selecting Programs Accessories System Tools Backup.
From the Backup window, select the Backup tab (Figure 9.14).
Figure 9.14: The Backup tab
If you are backing up an Exchange Information Store, Storage Groups, or databases, select the appropriate Storage Groups and databases.
Or, if you are backing up configuration data, select the system devices you want to back up. Select the System State item to back up the Windows registry and the Active Directory settings.
Use the Backup destination drop-down list to select a tape device or file where the backup data will be written. If you do not have a tape device, the backup process automatically selects File by default. In Backup media or filename , enter the file name for the new backup file.
Select the Start Backup button to display the Backup Job Information dialog box (Figure 9.15).
Figure 9.15: The Backup Job Information dialog box
The Backup description field contains the default description of the backup set. You can change this description if necessary. If the backup tape or file contains a previous backup, select to either Append this backup to the media or Replace the data on the media with this backup . If you are creating a new backup (i.e., you are not appending this backup to a previous one), you can select the Allow only the owner and the Administrator access to the backup data check box to limit access to the backup.
The field near the bottom of the dialog box contains the default label that will be used to identify the media. You can change this description if necessary.
By default, a single, normal (full) backup will be performed as soon as you select the Start Backup button. You can select the Advanced button to select the type of backup that will be performed, and you can select the Schedule button to make this a scheduled backup.
Once you are satisfied with the backup settings, select Start Backup on the Backup Job Information dialog box. The backup procedure will display a Backup Progress dialog box showing the status of the backup.