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Exchange Backup / Multiple Disks and Databases Question

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Hi,

is it possible to backup different exchange databases, each on its own vdisk, in different jobs and the logs of the other databases won't be cut by VSS?
Or will VSS affect all databases on the exchange when I just backup a specific vdisk?

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Re: Exchange Backup / Multiple Disks and Databases Question

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All databases will be affected. VSS is system-wide, not per disk.

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Thanks for the info. Mmmh, not so good. Any chance that this will improve in a future version?

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VSS is fully managed by Microsoft Windows, so I don't believe it is even possible to affect VSS behavior anyhow. Veeam simply asks VSS to perform OS and application freeze, and we do not get to choose specific disks because the freeze is application-level, not file system level. Applications will then freeze itself in the whole, not just some specific databases (freezing only some would leave other open and thus prone for corruption - such freeze would not make sense for an image level backup when whole VM is backed up, not just some specific databases).

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Re: Exchange Backup / Multiple Disks and Databases Question

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Hello McClane, from your requirements it sounds you are looking for file level backup of specifc Exchange databases (MBD files). Our product performs image-level backup (whole VM). It is a different paradigm, so file level backup concepts do not really apply to it.

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