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Veritas Backup Exec 8.5

We are running Windows NT 4.0, SP6a, with MS Exchange 5.5, SP2, on the IPCS 200Mhz CPU on a 9406-170. We have purchased Veritas Backup Exec 8.5 to perform the MS Exchange agent Backup, as well as the main backup, but it fails. The reason it fails is that Veritas needs to allocate the tape device (via a valid driver name) at system boot-up, which the 400 does not allow. I am looking for this: a way to backup the MS Exchange Information Store with granularity, to be able to restore a single mailbox if needed, etc. The work-around I am using right now is to perform a full system save each night, which gives us one day's protection, but which would require restoring the entire NT/MS Exchange Storage Space, which is a cludge. Any help is appreciated. PS - Veritas is apparently incorporating the Ability to backup to network drives in addition to tape drives in version 8.6, Which is due out this summer, which may solve this problem. Thanks.

The answer is No. The device and the backup software do not provide for the granular save/restore you are looking for. Make sure that you bring the issue up with Veritas to insure inclusion in the 8.5 release. I've been told by 3 or 4 that it is supposed to be included, but I wouldn't bet the farm.

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