Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Back Up Configuration Data

Exchange configuration data is stored in Active Directory, the Windows 2000 registry, the System State, and if you have installed KMS, a KMS database. Backing up configuration data allows you to restore your Exchange settings but not your Exchange databases. You should also back up Exchange data.

To back up configuration data:

  1. If you have not already done so, prepare to back up Exchange.
  2. On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
  3. To back up configuration data, in the console pane, double-click the name of the computer you want to back up, and then do the following:
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Start Backup.