To create a full backup of Exchange data, you must archive a
copy of all databases on an Exchange server. Depending on your
topology and what you have installed, the databases stored on a
server include databases for Information Store, SRS, and KMS. Using
Backup, you can create a full backup, back up a single storage
group, or back up a single database.
On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to
Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click
On the Backup tab, in the console pane, navigate to Microsoft Information
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Information Store
To back up all databases on the server, select Microsoft
To back up a single storage group, double-click Microsoft
Information Store, and then select the name of the storage
To back up a single database, double-click Microsoft
Information Store, click the name of the storage group that
contains the database, and then in the details pane, select the
name of the database.
In Backup destination, choose a tape device. If you do
not have a tape device installed, File is selected by
default and cannot be changed.
In Backup media or filename, click Browse. Select
the removeable storage media, and then in File name, type a
name for the new backup file.
Click Start Backup. On the Backup Job Information
dialog box, review the backup settings. To change the backup
schedule, click Schedule. To select a Backup Type,
click Advanced. When all settings are verified, click