Making an Exchange 2010 backup

Although the arguments advanced by some observers that you can operate a backup-less regime for Exchange 2010 if you deploy sufficient database copies within a well-designed DAG are interesting, few administrators are yet at the point where they trust software and hardware enough to accept the premise. Thankfully, making a backup with Windows Server Backup is reasonably painless, as long as you don’t have passive database copies on a server. We’ll get to that topic in due course, but for now let’s consider how to make a simple backup on a server that only hosts active databases. This server could be a standalone server or be in a DAG. Public folder databases cannot have copies and are always in an active state, so ...

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