I am trying to setup an exchange 2007 backup solution.
After doing a lot of reading, Microsoft have decided in server 2008 unless you are willing to spend a great deal on a 3rd party solution you are pretty stuck!
Essentially what I have been asked to do is perform an off-line file backup of our current exchange server and replicate this onto a new 2nd server.
The reasoning behind this is that we need to upgrade our current installation of exchange 2007 to SP2 so that the exchange plug-in for windows server backup will be available to us. From this I can then actually take an exchange aware backup weekly and take it off site. Ideally then also we can migrate to this new server and keep the old one as a fail over.
Is there a way I can copy across the files required onto a second server, although I doubt very much it is that simple.
I may be barking up completely the wrong tree, however I have very limited knowledge with Exchange and any help and advice on how I would resolve this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance