How to Backup Exchange Server 2013 Database – Part 1

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How to Backup Exchange Server 2013 Database –  Part 1

Over the past so many years managing and maintaining Exchange Server Mailbox and Public folder Database has played a critical role for Exchange Administrators. The spontaneous growth which leads to add more room to store the large database was very critical. Preserving those databases was not that easy, because the data might go corrupt at any time. These was realized only when a backup is restored and it fails to mount (aka Dirty Shutdown). Ah… the pain is much more than what it took to backup the data.

So how do we save and protect the data which is backed up.

In this blog we will be sharing some key points before we start discussing about how to backup exchange database.

  • Always make a note that the backup is verified.
  • Perform a test restore at least once in a week. This will help you understand if the backup is good or bad.
  • If its bad then act immediately. End users might raise alarm at anytime. So are you prepared?

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