Selecting Exchange Server Data

The following table summarizes the Microsoft Exchange Server data that you can select for backup and the minimal user rights required to back up the data.
 Exchange version    Data items   User rights
 2003  Storage groups  Membership in the Organization Management role group.
 2007  Storage groups  Membership in the Exchange Organization Administrators role group
 2010/2013  Databases  Membership in the Organization Management role group.


A full backup contains all of the selected Exchange Server data.

An incremental backup contains the changed blocks of the database files, the checkpoint files, and a small number of the log files that are more recent than the corresponding database checkpoint. Because changes to the database files are included in the backup, there is no need to back up all the transaction log records since the previous backup. Only the log that is more recent than the checkpoint needs to be replayed after a recovery. This makes for faster recovery and ensures successful database backup, even with circular logging enabled.

The transaction log files are truncated after each successful backup.



To select Exchange Server data

1. Click Microsoft Exchange.
Machines with Agent for Exchange installed are shown.

2. Browse to the data that you want to back up.
Double-click a machine to view the databases (storage groups) it contains.

3. Select the data that you want to back up. If prompted, provide the credentials to access the data.

4. Click
 Backup.

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