Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008

by Shijaz Abdulla on 05.05.2008 at 17:11

I’ve managed to pull up a two node Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Single Copy Cluster (SCC) running on Windows Server 2008 failover cluster. Moved in a few mailboxes (mostly belonging to my colleagues, who have so graciously consented to being guinea pigs.. um err.. volunteers for this project). 🙂 So far so good, there weren’t any major surprises.

Until when I started thinking about Backup.

Here’s the shocker for those of you who don’t know: Windows Server Backup (the all-new ‘NTBACKUP’ that ships with Windows Server 2008) does not support backing up Exchange Server 2007 mailbox stores!


Other major backup vendors like Veritas/Symantec Netbackup do not support Windows Server 2008 yet. Well, what can you do whilst you wait for the vendors to come up with Windows Server 2008 support?

You can use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007! I am currently evaluating this possibility, and will post my experiences on this blog.

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