How-to Backup Exchange 2007 on Server 2008
After all the hassle of getting Exchange 2007 setup yesterday, I found that I had no way to backup my Exchange 2007 server running on Server 2008. For whatever reason, Microsoft do not supply NTBackup and there is no in-built way of backing up Exchange 2007 when run on Server 2008.
Now, I could opt for a third party backup program or use Microsoft DPM, but for my 4 user network, this is a little bit of an overkill.
After some research, I found this article on how to install NTNackup on Vista:
I followed this by copying the following binaries from my old server (C:\Windows\System32\) to my new server (C:\Program Files\NTBackup\):
I installed the removable storage manager from server manager:
- Start Server Manager
- Click Features
- Click Add Features
- Select Removable Storage Manager
- Click Install
When NTBackup starts, you will see an error regarding removable storage, but I just ignored this and clicked "Do not show this again"
Upon running NTBackup, I could see drives and system state, but no Exchange!
I then found this:
I copied esebcli2.dll from my old server (C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Bin) to my new sever (C:\Program Files\NTBackup)
I ran regedit and changed the esebcli2 key from C:\Program Files\Micrsoft\Exchange Server\Bin\esebcli2.dll to C:\Program Files\NTBackup\esebcli2.dll.