Note: Although the Windows Server Backup tool in Windows Server 2008, which replaces NTBackup, isn't application-aware, Microsoft is working on
NTBackup caveat for Exchange and system state backups
NTBackup is Exchange-aware, free and relatively easy to use, so what's the catch? Find out why you shouldn't back up the system state and Exchange Server information store in the same backup set when using the NTBackup tool.
Sample batch file script to run NTBackup on Exchange Server
Discover a sample batch file script that will guide NTBackup through a full backup of your system state and Exchange Server information store.
Restoring an NTBACKUP file from one Exchange server to another
Learn the best method for restoring an NTBackup file from one Exchange server to another on a separate domain controller in a different geographic location.
Can we automate NTBackup restores on Exchange Server?
Is it possible to automatically run a backup of Exchange databases using the Windows NTBackup solution? Our expert explains your command-line options when using the NTBackup tool to automate backup and restore jobs.
Tutorial: Back up and restore Exchange Server 2003 with NTBackup
Get an overview of the Windows NTBackup tool in this tutorial. Author Marc Grote explains NTBackup capabilities and features and uses screenshots to walk you through the Exchange backup process. (MSExchange.org)
This was first published in August 2008