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  • I have exchange server 2003 enterprise and I use NTbackup for backing up exchange server. My question is 

    1)can i backup exchange server 2003 using ntbackup on the external usb hard drive ?

    will I have problem in restoring it ?

     

    2) Can I map a network drive and do the backup ? 

     

     

    Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:28 AM

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  • Not a recommended way to do on a USB drive. Even if u map it as a network drive, not a very good idea. Best idea is on NAS on iSCSI or a SAN.
    Raj
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:16 AM
  • Agree with Raj, i.e. can you do it, yes I have seen both done but its a terrible idea to use either IMHO because of the speed limitations and mapping a drive on the network will also saturate your network during the transfer.  I would even be careful on using a NAS device since that is connected to your main network as well, I would do iSCSI, SAN or Direct Connected Storage
    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:01 PM