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Exchange Backup - Exchange 2003, SP2

Discussion in 'Backup / Archive Discussion' started by coopert, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. coopert

    coopert New Member

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    I need to backup Exchange 2003, SP2. I purchased the Tivoli for Mail, and another client license.

    I have limited experience with TSM (mostly just in a support mode), and now I have to create a new domain policy, schedue, class, etc for a 30 day backup.

    Is there anything I should watch out for? Any advice?

    What should I set these settings to for a 30 day retention policy: Versions Data Exist, Deleted, Retain, and Retain Only? I know what to set them to for a file server, but I am unsure about exchange.
     
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  3. kfiresmith

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    That's a long time to back up a large exchange environment. Our Versions Data Exist is set to 2, and versions deleted to 1. Other than that I think our mgmt class is default.
     
  4. coopert

    coopert New Member

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    Thank you

    If I do a windows backup of our store, its about 200GB.

    If I have to follow a 30 day retention policy dont I have to set it to 30? That covers a change in the file every day, otherwise, wont I loose versiosn beyond 2?
     
  5. toddz2000

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    i set mine to
    version exists=30
    versions delete=30
    retain extra=30
    retonly only=60


    Set up two schedules just for ex
    sunday thru friday I do an incremental
    saturday i do a full

    I just started this this week.
    I first did full backups but that will eat up all my space.

    I'm still not familiar with the TDP.

    my incremtals are about 5-6 gigs instead of 200gigs
    I will test a restore next week.
     
  6. coopert

    coopert New Member

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    Thank you

    Those are the settings I was planning.
     
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