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application_specific_backups:exchange_server [2008/09/15 22:38]
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application_specific_backups:exchange_server [2011/11/10 10:00] (current)
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 ===== Exchange Server ===== ===== Exchange Server =====
 +Bacula includes solid VSS support since version 2.0.  This should allow you to safely back up a consistent snapshot of an Exchange database. But bacula does not involve the VSS writers in any sophisticated way, so even if you run a full backup, this is not registered by Exchange, the last full backup timestamp is //not// set and the transaction-logs are //not// flushed. This is the way it is built and not a bug.
  
-Version 2.0 of Bacula includes solid VSS support. ​ This should allow you to safely back up a consistent snapshot of an Exchange ​database.  ​Note that the VSS Writer for Exchange appears to be disabled by default in some versions of Windows Server, including Small Business Server 2003.  You may verify this is the case by examining the VSS messages, which will look like this:+==== Exchange ​2003 ==== 
 +Note that the VSS Writer for Exchange appears to be disabled by default in some versions of Windows Server, including Small Business Server 2003.  You may verify this is the case by examining the VSS messages, which will look like this:
  
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   * http://​www.microsoft.com/​technet/​itshowcase/​content/​exchbkup.mspx   * http://​www.microsoft.com/​technet/​itshowcase/​content/​exchbkup.mspx
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 +==== Exchange 2010 ====
 +The existing bacula Exchange plugin uses the esebcli2.dll api, which is not supported under Exchange 2010. Exchange 2010 can only use VSS to do backups.
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