XADM: How To Verify Exchange Online Backups
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To verify that the Microsoft Exchange Server online backup contains ausable copy of the database, perform the following steps:
- Perform an online backup.
- Set up a test server and restore the backup.
- Stop the Exchange services.
- For Exchange Server version 4.0 and 5.0, defrag the databases and verify that no errors are reported when you run the following commands:
For Exchange Server version 5.5, perform an integrity check of the databases and verify that no errors are reported when you run the following commands:
- edbutil /d /ispriv
- edbutil /d /ispub
- edbutil /d /ds
- eseutil /g /ispriv
- eseutil /g /ispub
- eseutil /g /ds
- Restart the services.
If the services start at this point, the database is usable and contains noerrors.
Article ID: 179308 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 17:36:17 - Revision: 3.3
- Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
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