Hyper-V and Windows Server Backup – getting it to run fast

Hi all, As stated in a previous blog post, Hyper-V Backup Solution, I stated that the time taken for subsequent backups was comparable to the initial backup. Well, I think I have found a solution […]

How to backup SharePoint Services on Server 2008 for imaging

Hi all, If you’re running Server 2008 and imaging the system using the block-level backup, then you can actually backup any VSS aware applications as well. (n.b. Exchange is handled separately – see my other […]

Exchange 2007 Backup in Hyper-V Guest – yes it’s supported

Hi all, If you have Exchange 2007 running in a Hyper-V guest (so it might be Exchange 2007 on Server 2008, SBS 2008 or EBS 2008) and you perform a VSS backup from the host […]

Block level backup (imaging on Server 2008 / Vista): How to see past versions

Hi all, A few people have asked us why they can only see the last backup when checking the files on their backup destination after running an imaging job. The answer is that past versions […]

Mailbox exporting and AV issues – BA1771 (MAPI_W_PARTIAL_COMPLETION)

Hi all, Over the years we’ve seen issues where AV programs flag certain emails as containing a virus, and prevent access to those emails. Recently we’ve seen this happen more, so it deserves a public […]

How to restore an Exchange 2007 VSS Backup to a Recovery Storage Group

Hi all, Today I spent some time playing with Exchange 2007, and I’ve found a way to mount a VSS Exchange Backup (such as that done with Windows Server Backup [imaging]) as a recovery storage […]