Windows Server Backup and Exchange 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    We have hyper-v virtual machine with installed Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. This machine has 3 virtual disk: 1 - System, 2 - Database, 3 - Logs.
    Is Windows Server Backup correct backup Exchange with multiple virtual disk ?
    Will the integrity of the data be retained after the virtual machine has been restored?

    Backup is run with Powershell script:

     $pol = New-WBPolicy
     $VM = Get-WBVirtualMachine | where vmname -like "Exchange"     
     Add-WBVirtualMachine -Policy $pol -VirtualMachine $VM
     Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $pol -Target (New-WBBackupTarget -NetworkPath $uncPathBackup)   
     Set-WBVSSBackupOptions -Policy $pol -VssCopyBackup      
     Start-WBBackup -Policy $pol         
    Monday, February 4, 2019 9:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi there ,

    I will suggest you to use Application aware Backup solutions OR take Entire VM Backup of your exchange Server daily .


    Thanks , Prakash ,Please Note: My Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

    • Proposed as answer by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:21 AM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:21 AM
  • Hello,

    if its your only one backup, you must backup with VSS

    then :

    Set-WBVSSBackupOptions -Policy $pol -VssCopyBackup


    Set-WBVSSBackupOptions -Policy $pol -VssfullBackup

    vss copy backup is used when you have more than one backup, and when you want to keep the correct chain of log.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:47 AM