XADM: How to Use the Windows 2000 Backup Utility to Perform an Online Backup

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SUMMARY

This article covers the steps necessary to use the Microsoft Windows 2000 Backup utility to perform an online backup of one or more Microsoft Exchange Server computers.

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To use the Backup Wizard to perform an online backup of your Exchange Server computers, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup. Or, simply type ntbackup at the command prompt.
  2. In the What to Back Up dialog box, select Back up selected files, drives, or network data, and then click Next. This initiates an online backup.
  3. In the Items to Back Up dialog box, expand the Exchange Server tree, select any or all Exchange Server computers in the organization that you want to back up, and then click Next.

    NOTE: You are not able to select the dimmed box next to the words "Microsoft Exchange." You must double-click Microsoft Exchange or click the plus sign (+) to expand the Exchange Server tree. You can expand the tree down to the directory or information store for any server.
  4. Verify that the file listed in the Backup media or file name box is the file to which you want to back up the data, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish to proceed with the backup.

To back up your Exchange Server computers without using the wizard, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup. Or, simply type ntbackup at the command prompt.
  2. In the Welcome to the Windows 2000 Backup and Recovery Tools dialog box, click the Backup tab, and then expand the Microsoft Exchange tree. Select any or all Exchange Server computers in the organization that you want to back up.

    NOTE: You are not able to select the dimmed box next to the words "Microsoft Exchange." You must double-click Microsoft Exchange or click the plus sign (+) to expand the Exchange Server tree. You can expand the tree down to the directory or information store for any server.
  3. Verify that the file in the Backup media or file name box is the file to which you want to back up the data, and then click Start Backup.
  4. Verify the information in the Backup Job Information dialog box, and then click Start Backup
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
275876 XADM: How to Use NTBackup from a Non-Exchange 2000 Computer

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Article ID: 243380 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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