Backup for Exchange
Ken Cline who is a VMTN Moderator and no slouch when it come to VMware has started an interesting thread on VMTN.
I'm interested in learning how people are backing up their E2K7 environments that are running within VMware. Could you please let me know how you're backing up your's?This is a great topic that I am sure a lot of people would be interested in. If you run Exchange in VMware, and a lot do, why don't you drop by the thread and post some details on your experience.
1. How large is your environment (# mailboxes, average mailbox size)
2. What backup application are you using?
3. Are you using VCB?
4. How do you do your restores?
5. Anything else you think that might be helpful.
You never know, you may pick up some good ideas to improve your backup. If you are a vendor with some good information, jump in too, just be sure to be upfront as to whom you represent.
If you are interest in Exchange on VMware in general then http://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/exchange/ is a good place to start.