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Much of the Exchange 2000 Server and the Exchange Server 2003 configuration information (specifically related to Internet protocols and routing) is stored in the metabase on the local computer. For disaster recovery to work successfully, you must back up the metabase as well.
File system backup is not the best choice for the metabase because the metabase maintains dependencies on other components that are missed by a straight file system backup. Also, the backup file may be under modification at the time of backup. The best method of backup is to use the Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) snap-in interface, which allows you to make an on-disk backup copy of the metabase.
How to Back Up the Metabase
How to Restore the Metabase
Article ID: 241635 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.6
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