Considerations for Configuring Exchange Database Backups in a Stand-Alone Environment

Applies to: Exchange 2010 or later




Perform an integrity check

Integrity check is selected by default for stand-alone environments.

Configuring Consistency Checks for Exchange Database Backups

Run backups jobs during non-peak hours so that they do not conflict with the daily operations

Schedule your backups to run during non-peak hours.

Overview of Scheduling

Backup public folder databases

Configure all your databases into a single subclient.

Creating User-Defined Subclients

Optimize throughput

Configure multistreamed backups.

Multistreaming backups works best on high-performance hardware. The more streams that you configure, the higher the demand on the hardware. The maximum number of streams that you can configure in a stand-alone system is equal to the number of databases on the server. Monitor and tune the number of streams to achieve optimal backup performance.

Multistreaming Backups for Exchange Databases

Truncate logs

  • Yes: Run a standard backup job.
  • No: Run a Copy Backup job.

Circular logging is enabled on one or more databases in the Exchange environment

When you configure the schedule for the backup job, select Convert job to full for databases that have circular logging enabled on the Data tab of the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.

When this option is selected, during an incremental or differential backup, if there are databases that have circular logging enabled, the backup for those databases is converted to full. The conversion to full applies only to those databases that have circular logging enabled.

When this option is not selected, the backup job goes into a pending state if there are databases that have circular logging enabled.

Advanced Backup Options (Data)

Last modified: 5/21/2018 7:25:08 PM