How to Back Up Exchange Server 2003 Databases
This procedure explains how to backup Exchange Server 2003 Databases.
To back up Exchange 2003 databases
Start Backup in Advanced Mode.
For detailed instructions, see the following procedures:
Click the Backup tab.
On the Backup tab, in the console tree, expand Microsoft Exchange Server, and then expand the server that contains the Exchange databases that you want to back up.
If you do not see the Exchange server whose databases you want to back up in the list of servers on the Backup tab, use the Remote Store option on the Tools menu to connect to a server in the organization that you want to back up. For more information about using the Remote Store option, see How to Use the Remote Store Option in Backup.
To back up the Exchange databases, perform one of the following steps:
If you want to back up all the storage groups on the server, select the check box next to Microsoft Information Store
If you want to back up specific storage groups in their entirety, expand Microsoft Information Store, and then select the check boxes next to the storage groups that you want to back up.
If you want to back up specific mailbox stores and public folder stores in a storage group, expand Microsoft Information Store, select the storage group that contains the databases you want to back up. (Select the label, such as "First Storage Group," in addition to the check box. For more information, see the following figure.) Then, in the details pane, select the check boxes next to the databases that you want to back up.
Select the specific mailbox stores to back up
Click Browse to select the location for your backup. For more information about how to select the media for your backup, see Selecting the Destination for a Backup.
Click Start Backup.
In Backup Job Information, in the Backup description text box, type a backup description, set the appropriate options, and then click Start Backup. For more information about the options for the backup, see Selecting Options for a Backup.
After the backup is completed, verify that it was successful. For more information about how to verify the success of a backup, see Checking the Success of a Completed Backup.
For More Information
For more information about backing up Exchange Server 2003 databases, see Backing Up Exchange Server 2003 Databases.