Backup Exchange mailboxes using rsync

Reuben Pearse reuben at
Thu Aug 3 09:43:11 GMT 2006

Hi all,

Has anyone got any advice on the best way to backup Exchange mailboxes 
(Exchange 5.5) running on a Windows 2000 server? We already use rsync on 
a number of other Windows boxes for general file backup.

I've read that even if you get backups of the Exchange mailbox files, 
then it's really tricky to get the mailboxes back into Exchange if the 
server dies. Anyone got any tips on this?

Thanks in advance

reuben at

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