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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
1/16/2013 07:03:00 pm 0

How to backup Exchange server database?

The databases are of high value to any organization or an individual. Any critical data loss situation cannot be born. For any kind of database you are working with, it’s preferable to keep a separate backup copy. The backup files are an efficient way for database recovery if the original database gets corrupt or lost.
The same is the case of Exchange database. If it gets corrupt then, the user mailboxes will become inaccessible and unusable. So, it’s a good choice to backup the Exchange data on regular basis.

Steps to Back up Exchange Server are given below:
Follow the given sequence of steps to backup Exchange database:
1.Go to Start> Programs>Accessories
2.Then, go to System Tools >Backup.
3.Click 'Backup'.
4.From the left pane, expand the 'Microsoft Exchange Server' branch by double-click or clicking the plus sign (+).
5.Select the checkboxes corresponding to the objects that you want to back up.
6.You can create a new backup file for storing the backup or save the backup to an existing backup file
7.Customize the settings for this backup operation. You can also use advance settings by clicking Schedule or Advanced.
8. Then, click Start Backup.

The above steps will create a backup copy of all selected data in the specified file at the specified location. You can also copy the backup file to another desired location or some secondary storage device if required. 

Unfortunately, if the Exchange data base gets corrupt then, you can use the backup files to restore your data. Firstly, you need to dismount the database that you want to restore, after that you can restore the data from backup file.

The most troublesome situations arise if the Exchange database gets corrupt and you don’t have any updated backup copy of database. In such situation, you can use Eseutil & isinteg tools that are default Exchange utilities for Exchange database recovery. These tools have several limitations and works well only in minor database corruption cases.
What if Eseutil & isinteg fails to recover your Exchange data?
Here, the third party Exchange Database Recovery software comes handy which provides automated and powerful features for performing efficient recovery of the corrupt EDB files.

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