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Exchange NTBackup 1018 Error!!!

Postby Unlhbg » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 06:36:17 GMT

I keep running into a 1018 error halfway through my online exchange database backup.  I already have been told by many this is a hardware related problem.  I have no server vendor to talk to.  The last IT before me built this machine.  What I need to know is How to do an offline backup??  I first stop the IIS service correct??  What directories do I need to back up??

Any help would be appreciated...


Re: Exchange NTBackup 1018 Error!!!

Postby Isaac Carter [MSFT] » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 08:08:57 GMT


The advice you have been given is correct. You can do an Off-Line back-up,
by stopping the System Attendant and copying the Priv.edb, Priv.stm, Pub.edb
and Pub.stm for each of your Mail and Public Folder databases. Unless you
are thinking of moving to new hardware, you will need someone to do some
type of check on that box to find and correct the hardware issue.

Isaac B. Carter MCSE
Microsoft Exchange Support

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database backup.  I already have been told by many this is a hardware
related problem.  I have no server vendor to talk to.  The last IT before me
built this machine.  What I need to know is How to do an offline backup??  I
first stop the IIS service correct??  What directories do I need to back

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read says that I cannot just ignore this problem.  My first question is.
1.  Even if I run the eseutil.exe and repair my database.  Am I really at 
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trying to say is this the beginning of the end of my exchange server?  I am 
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