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Exchange 2000 Backup and Recovery

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Backing Up and Restoring Connectors on Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Exchange 2000 Server includes a number of different connectors that allow your Exchange organization to communicate with the messaging systems of other companies. When the correct connector is used, communication with another messaging system is transparent to the Exchange user. If you install a connector for another messaging system, you must perform additional steps when you back up and restore Exchange 2000.

Backing up Exchange 2000 using Windows 2000 Backup
This article explains the steps taken to backup your Exchange 2000 Information Store using the built-in Windows 2000 Backup program on your Exchange 2000 Server. It also explains the other information that should be backed up to ensure you can recover from a disaster. Source:

Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Develop and implement a well-planned backup strategy with the help of this article©one in a series of articles entitled Exchange Up-to-Date. To recover Exchange 2000 Server data, you must understand both the Microsoft Windows© 2000 Active Directory? directory service and the architecture of Exchange 2000 database technology. This article describes some of the most important aspects of Exchange 2000 with respect to disaster recovery.

Exchange Server Backup Woes
Jerry Cochran outlines some best practices for backing up your Exchange servers. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (January 2001)


Deleted Item Recovery and Deleted Mailbox Recovery
This article describes how to use the Deleted Item Retention and Deleted Mailbox Retention feature in Exchange 2000. Source:

Forensics and Your Exchange Server
If you had to provide computer data in response to a subpoena, how would you go about it? Tape backups often aren't acceptable; even though they contain the same data, the data is in a different physical form and thus isn't an exact bit-for-bit representation of the data on disk. For the same reason, files copied from the targeted server to another server usually won't suffice. In this article Paul Robichaux takes a look at a few tools that make a true copy of your data so prosecutors, government agencies, and the US courts accept the results. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (January 2003)

Mailbox Recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
This is an article in the Exchange Up-to-Date series. This article addresses how to protect your mission-critical mailboxes from potential disaster. To help you recover Exchange 2000 Server mailboxes, the article also explains two scenarios for recovering deleted mailboxes. The first scenario presents step-by-step instructions for using an Exchange 2000 feature to recover a deleted mailbox. The second scenario describes recovering a mailbox and moving it to an offline recovery server from a previous backup.

Microsoft Exchange, Storage, and Backup
With more than 50 million client seats, Exchange/Outlook is Microsoft's major enterprise application. We can learn a lot about storage and backup from how enterprises implement Exchange. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (November 2000)

Troubleshooting Backup Failures
Cannot Perform Backup When Exchange System Manager Is Not Installed
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 251904 - When you try to perform a backup for a computer running Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server on which the Exchange Server Services are installed but the Exchange System Manager is not, the backup may fail to start or may return an error message,

How to Rebuild a Site Replication Service Without a Backup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 282061 - This article describes how to build a Site Replication Service (SRS) when you do not have a backup.

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