DOCUMENTATION: How to perform an Exchange user backup from the command prompt which does not truncate the Exchange transaction logs

Article:TECH48877  |  Created: 2006-01-23  |  Updated: 2009-01-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH48877
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DOCUMENTATION: How to perform an Exchange user backup from the command prompt which does not truncate the Exchange transaction logs

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Manual:
Veritas NetBackup 5.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide for Windows, Page: 74
Veritas NetBackup 5.1 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide for Windows, Page: 80
Veritas NetBackup 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide, Page: 46

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A user-directed backup of a database is identical to a full backup except that the transaction logs are not truncated. Because of this, user backups are like taking a snapshot of the databases at a given point in time, without impacting the content of ongoing full and incremental backups.

To do this, verify that a User Backup schedule exists in an Exchange policy, with a window open for the timeframe of the user backup (see Figure 1).  

Figure 1
 

Open a command prompt and from the <install_path>\veritas\netbackup\bin directory, run the following command:

bpbackup -p <Policy Name> -S <Master Server Name>  -w  -t 16   "Microsoft Information Store:\<Storage Group Name>"

where:
<Policy Name> is the Exchange Policy with a User Backup schedule
<Master Server Name> is the master server name
<Storage Group Name> is the name of the Storage group in Exchange to be backed up.

For example, if the master server name was "SERVER01", the policy was called "Exchange_Backup", and the storage group was called "Storage Group 1", the command would be:

bpbackup -p Exchange_Backup -S SERVER01 -w  -t 16   "Microsoft Information Store:\Storage Group 1"





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