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How can I back up Exchange to hard disks?

I have an Exchange server 5.5 and I don't have a tape drive. Instead I have a spare drive on the network on which I intend to keep the backup of the Exchange server.

NTBackup is a very good tool but it only supports tape drive as a backup device, not another hard disk.

Pease tell me a method or the software that can make Exchange server backup on other hard disks.

I assume you're referring to the old NTBackup utility in NT 4.0 that only supported tape.

If you can network the machine to a Win2K box, you can use the backup tool on the Win2K box to access the NT machine's files and back them up to another drive or partition that way.

This was first published in June 2002

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