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    Vista , 7.6 and Activity Monitor

    Hi everyone, Having successfully managed to sort out my Exchange server backup isuue, Note to self... READ THE MANUAL, I now find myself with the same problem with the activity monitor. SBS2003, 7.6 running under "Retrospect User" logged on as "Restrospect user" Activity monitor is blank. Just like evryone else! Eagerly awaiting an update from Retrospect Stuart
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    Am I doing this right?

    Hi everyone. Can I describe my current stratergy and get your thoughts? I use 7.6 proactive backups to hunt for and backup networked clients between 9:00 and 5:00 during working days. Each evening I use a proactive backup to backup local data including exchange, individual mailboxes and a few SQL databases. The proactive scripts know about two NAS drives, one of which is NOT available as it sits at home, the other of which is. I simply swap the drives over once or twice a week which ensures I have a pretty uptodate offsite backup. Every night I also backup critical data direct to an offsite NAS device (slow, but effective) Finally all backups are "Groomed" to retrospects stratergy. What, if anything am I missing? Thanks Stuart
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    Exchange Storage Group Hangs SBS server

    Just to let you know, I appear to have solved the problem. I decided to look at the installation guide again and noticed that I had not added the retrospect user to the backup group. I did this and everything seems to be fine! Thanks everyone for your help. I have some other questions, but I'll post in the appropriate forums. Thanks
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    Vista , 7.6 and Activity Monitor

    This appears to be a common problem. Perhaps we are all missing something. I have tried running retrospect under different users, logging on with the same and different user Ids and just about every combination I can think of. I no situation can I get the monitor to show me anything and certainly I cant get it to shutdown retrospect, in fact when I ask it to, it launches another monitor window! SBS 2003 upto date patches Retrospect SBS premium 7.6 (still not sure if it will backup excahnge eoither!)
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    Exchange Storage Group Hangs SBS server

    Thanks for your help, I'll try the patch this weekend and see how it goes. You watch, I'll spend all Christmas rebuilding servers!
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    Exchange Storage Group Hangs SBS server

    The built in NT backup exhibits the same problem Backup to NAS, internal SATA drive (Intel Raid 1 as is the drive that contains the exchange server data) both exhibit the problem. Please direct me to the appropriate logs on SBS 2003 and I'll look Thanks again
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    Exchange Storage Group Hangs SBS server

    It hangs at the end of backing up the "First Storgae group" of the exchange server, but before creating the snapshot (or during it!) Stuart Sorry, its difficult to be more precise as a) Its our server and I don't want to "crash" it to often and as it hangs completly I cannot tell exactly what its doing. Thanks for the help.
  8. Hello, I have recently upgraded to 7.6 SBS Premium on our new SBS 2003 server. I have a problem backing up the exchange server. It ploughs throuh the data and then the entire system hangs. I cannot Ctrl-Alt-Del and the ONLY way out is a hard reset of the server. This USED to happen on my old SBS 2003 box with a slightly older version of Retrospect but it stopped causing trouble and worked beautifully. Now, I cannot for the life of me remember what I did to "Solve" the problem. This is a pretty standrd SBS2003, it should work "out of the box". Can anyone help? Stuart PS I SEEM to remember something about shadow copies, but this is a standard feature of SBS so that doesn't sound right. PPS More research keeps comming up with issues relating to shadow copies. Hummm, cant believe no one else has run into this.