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EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby UmljaGFyZCBFZHdhcmRz » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 07:36:05 GMT

I am currently Deployed to Haiti and we want to enable backups on our Exchange 2000 Server.  I have read the Article  http://www.**--****.com/ 

SSgt Richard Edwards

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 09:06:26 GMT

well, if the transaction log files containing those deletions were
still on the machine when you restored the database then the deletions
were made when the log files were replayed.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby UmljaGFyZCBFZHdhcmRz » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 11:26:03 GMT

Please mind my ignorance..

How do i change/view/edit the transition logs?

I appologize for the questions

SSgt Edwards

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Ed Crowley [MVP] » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 15:49:17 GMT

Do you have circular logging enabled on the storage group containing the
mailboxes?  If so, turn it off.
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Kirill S. Palagin » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 22:33:27 GMT

Here is some background (it applies to E2K to great extent too)
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;271987
here are the specifics
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;298901

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Tue, 13 Apr 2004 07:15:54 GMT

you can't 'view' them if you mean 'how do i see what they contain?'

if your intention is to only restore to the point of you last backup,
and ignore all transactions thereafter, make sure you tell the restore
program to erase everything before it restores the backup.

that's *not* the way most of want restores to run, though. you'll lose
the changes between the conclusion of the backup and the time of

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby UmljaGFyZCBFZHdhcmRz » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 03:26:02 GMT

This is what we are trying to do
i have an exchange 2000 server, running on windows 2000 server.  I do not have circular logging enabled, I have created on a test server 10 users sent neumerous emails to them.  I have then done a normal backup of the exchange store, log files. and public store (ONLINE). after the backup  I then loggin in as one of the test users and delete some mail, as a user would accidentally.  (we do not keep deleted items in recycle bin)  i then try to restore the exchange server but the deleted mail does not return to the users mailbox.  Is this not the way to do a restore?  I have read most articles on microsofts help and have the Microsofts exchange servers companion but I am lost.  I am new to the back-up scheme and would appreciate any and all help

Thank You

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 09:01:24 GMT



that's the 'normal' way to do things.

okay. but here you've got to understand that those 'delete' actions
are now recorded in transaction log files.

that's a decision that's up to you. 'recycle bin' isn't the usual term
for this, but i ake that to mean that your'deleted item retention
period' is zero.

yes it does. :)

however, as soon as you replay the log files (the ones with the
deletions recorded in them) the mail is deleted. this is just exactly
the way things should work.

sure it is. you restored the database to the state it was in
immediately before you restored it. iow, it's a 'lossless recovery'.

if you expect to do recoveries because users accidentally delete mail
items then you should rethink the decision to not retain deleted
messages at all. i can't think of anything less appealing (well, yes,
i can, actually) than restoring 100gb of data every time someone
deleted a message and absolutely positively has to have it back.

if this is what you want to do, instruct the program that's restoring
the dtabase to erase all the information from the disk before the
restore begins.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby UmljaGFyZCBFZHdhcmRz » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:51:03 GMT

Although it is not by my choice the we do not keep deletion retention anything other then zero.  As being in the military lots of things are not my choice :)  I am using NTBACKUP as this is the only thing we have here in haiti (yea)  how do i set this to delete the info from the disk prior to a restor

thanks again

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Kirill S. Palagin » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 22:58:19 GMT

Let me get it correctly - are you planning to restore previous backup on 
production server? I hope not and in this case you will not have log 
files to worry about. In addition, you may want to consider upgrading to 
Exchange 2003 - it has wonderfull feature called Recovery Storage group, 
which allows you to restore your previous backup to the production server.

Re: EXCH 2000 Backup and Recovery

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:20:17 GMT

i remember. :(

ntbackup works.

if you can't find it, just delete everything in the mdbdata
directories before you restore the backup. then restore everything you
backed up after marking the databases as 'okay to overwrite' in the
esm. just remember that you won't be restoring any of the message that
were added to, or modified in, the databases between te time you made
the restore and now.

if deleting stuff makes you nervous, rename the mdbdata directories
and create new, empty, ones.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at  http://www.**--****.com/ 

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Make sense?

"gremlin" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news:bfsgbe$la6$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
> Hello!
> I am planning to move our mail server from the local office (on a T1
> connection) to a new server box located in our ISP's data center.  I have
> loaded Exchange 2000 on the ISP box and am ready to make the switch-over.
> want to have no down-time so I have a few logistics questions.  You should
> know that the DNS for the domain in question is hosted by the T1 provider.
> I would like to accomplish the following:
> * Move the DNS to the ISP/data center box for better/more centralized
> control
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> the new server
> * and again, have no down-time
> I assume my first step should be to mirror the DNS setup on the new ISP
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> never done a migration before and am weary because I don't want the client
> to have any down-time.  Can you advise the best way to accomplish this?
> Thank you very much in advance!

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