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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Neal » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 05:59:48 GMT

Funny isn't it that no one wants to answer your question and tell you how to 
do what you want.  Four MVPs reply, one even telling you you don't want to 
do what you have asked for.  You could have any number of reasons for asking 
for this.

I'll tell you, BUT... the advice from the other posts is correct!  You would 
want to have a pretty good reason to do an offline backup - especially if 
this was your only backup.  You are best to use NTBackup or another product 
like Backup Exec (with Exchange option) to bakup your IS and System State. 
Do you have many (hundreds?) of log files (E00?????.log) If so, alarm bells 
should be ringing.

How to...

Make a batch file that stops the Exchange services.  You may have to 
experiment to see if you have to stop other services, such as Exchange Anti 
Virus etc.

In a text file, enter the following.  Save and rename the file to something 
like StopExchange.bat  Be careful not to run it during working hours!
net stop MSExchangeES /y
net stop MSExchangeIS /y
net stop MSExchangeMTA /y
net stop MSExchangeSA /y
net stop WinHttpAutoProxySvc /y

The order is not critical, but you can get error messages if you try to stop 
them in a different order.  Also, you may have to do a bit of research to 
find the exact service names you may need.

Then make another called StartExchange.bat and edit each line to say net 
start instead of net stop.  Test.  Once you are happy that these batch files 
work (one stops all the required services, and the other starts them all 
again) you can combine them into one, and add a copy command in the middle, 
something like...

xcopy d:\exchsrvr\mdbdata x:\exofflinebackup /S (obviously you will need to 
change paths and drive letters to suite)

Neal

ps, I don't want to annoy any MVPs as they are the life{*filter*} of this 
valuable group, but I also see many questions not answered!










Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Mehbs » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 07:37:07 GMT

Neal:

Thanks.  That's what I wanted.












Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Kirill Palagin » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 14:37:16 GMT

are to tell us the reason to ignore advice of experienced admins and
common sense?

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Neal » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:11:03 GMT

i Kirill, you've missed my point.

People ask how to do things. They sometimes don't give their reasons why
they want to do things. That doesn't make it wrong to tell them how to do
what they have asked.

Also no one is ignoring the advice of experienced admins. And, as
experienced admins, and members of this group, it is our responsibility to
make sure we do sometimes say to people that what they are asking seems to
be 'wrong' and steer them away. But it is not right to jump to the
conclusion that because someone wants to do a task that we normally wouldn't
do, they are incorrect and the information they are asking for is withheld.

Here's an example. One of the many Exchange servers I manage is in a remote
hosting center. We run 'normal' backups every night with Backup Exec. I
was also told by management to do an offline backup once a week (that gets
FTP'd offsite). So if I were to ask this group how to do an offline backup,
I would be very frustrated if four people all ignored my question and simply
said "that's not how you do backups". Yes you can still argue that a normal
online backup could just as well be used instead of the offline one, but
that is the direction from above.

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Neil Hobson [MVP] » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:22:20 GMT

understand totally what you are saying. In my case, I typically respond
with the 'best practice' way of doing things because history has taught me
that the poster isn't always aware of the issues and consequences of what
they are about to do. If they respond back to my post persisting with the
original request, then that can be answered once they've got a better
understanding of the fact that what they're trying to do isn't necessarily
the best thing.

You say "it is our responsibility to make sure we do sometimes say to people
that what they are asking seems to be 'wrong' and steer them away". So when
is "sometimes"? And why wasn't this particular example one of those
"sometimes"? I'm just interested, that's all, since backup is important and
I've read enough posts here stating "we have no backup", etc. ;-)

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Simon Walsh » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:44:12 GMT

ere's an example. One of the many Exchange servers I manage is in a remote
hosting center. We run 'normal' backups every night with Backup Exec. I
was also told by management to do an offline backup once a week (that gets
FTP'd offsite).

I don't buy that example. A better solution would be to use ntbackup. Backup
using Copy method (so you don't interfere with log file sequences).
Then you ftp your bkf file to a remote location.

/Simon

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Neal » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:08:28 GMT

hope everyone does continue with best practice answers.

I guess this is in response to me using this group for years, and sometimes
being thrilled with the prompt, detailed and accurate responses I recieve,
and sometimes frustrated that no one will answer my question.

I agree with you that history has taught that the poster isn't always aware,
but this particular post seemed quite specific. The person knew enough to
know that the services had to be stopped, data copied, and serviced
restarted with a batch file indicating to me there is some knowledge there.
That's why this 'sometime'.

Regards, Neal

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Neal » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:11:48 GMT

i Simon. I didn't say it was the perfect solution, I just said that was
the way I was told to do it. After I've given my reasons back to management
and they insist on doing it their way, I do as I'm told.

Regards, Neal

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Kirill Palagin » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:12:20 GMT



Yep, somewhat.


I think it is my responsibility to not let somebody do the wrong thing. 
I will try to obtain the reasoning when somebody acts against best 
practices (I have steered people to best practices many times by simply 
not giving the requested answer right away).
If original poster insists or provides good reasoning, I will provide 
answer.

Well, "I am told to do so by managemet" is an argument too, but then 
again I would try to educate management if they are so technically involved.

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Andy David - MVP » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:35:37 GMT




Well, that is why I asked also "why the need for an offline backup" :)

Even easier, simply stop "net stop MSExchangeSA" and the dependent
services will stop with it

Naw, no annoying here :P 




Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Asher_N » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 23:23:02 GMT

ll that tells us is the the OP knows how to read a backup failure log
that says that files were skipped. And he knows enough to deduce that the
IS database was locked by the running Exchange process.

Even experienced admins don't know it all. Exchange could have been new
to him.

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Re: How to backup exchange data folder ?

Postby Asher_N » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 23:24:41 GMT

t is ultimately our job to ensure proper recovery procedures. If
management's way will not acomplish this, you're better off doing it your
way. Have you asked management why they insist on an offline backup as
opposed to FTPing an online backup?


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