backup exchange v2010 dag with BE2012-SP2, strange behavior
I've just installed the SP2 on my BE2012-SP1a installation. I had to do this, because I hade a call with symantec, they told me to install the SP2 patch to solve one of another problem (see https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/exchange-dag-duplicate-job-tape-timestamp-515-error
I have installed the SP2 and updated the database-agent on my exchange-servers.
Now I've tried to back one of my exchange-servers and now I see that the behavior from the full backup is quit different then in the SP1a version.
The backup does also backup the exchange-database files, which it didn't in the SP1a version. But let me explain my configuration:
I have 3 exchange v2010 servers in a DAG configuration.
In the BE-2012-SP1a installation I made weekly fullbackups of my exchange-servers, for system recovery.
see picture_1 for the backup properties, (there is no exchange information store available, I think because this server is in a DAG???). I've selected all drives and systemstate and nothing excluded.
see picture_2 for the backup options (there is no microsoft exchange option)
This backup job created a full-backup (for system recovery). When I check the content of this backup, I see that from the directory d:\exchange ,
no xxx.edb files have been backed up. That was correct in my opinion. In my believe the agent excluded automatically all exchange databases and log files.
see picture_3, just different files but no xxx.edb files in the backup
The MBXDAG backup runs every day. This makes just exchange database and log-file backups. The configuration shows the the exchange properties,
see picture_4 and picture_5
After SP2 installation:
After the SP2 installation, I upgraded the agents on my exchange servers adn did a fullbackup. I didn't change anything on the job definition nor on the
The fullbackup did finish without error. But, when I check the content of the backup, I see that there is suddenly a xxx.edb file in the backup.
This, I did not expect, whats wrong??
see picture_6, there is an xxx.edb file show in the content
Question: What did I wrong? Do I have to exclude all the xxx.edb and xxx.log files in this job definition. As far as I know, in my fullbackup job
I do a "filebackup". But the agent should exclude the edb-files automatically ( at least it did in SP1a). Has this behaviour changed with SP2??