I have a Windows server 2003 SBS running backup exec 10d. From what I understand, backup exec takes a snapshot of Exchange and backs that up; in that case, should I also back up the exchange database files or would this be redundant? Backups are mainly for disaster recovery, so would it be better to backup just the database files (.edb/.stm)?
From the selections screen, I can see Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes, Microsoft Public Folders, Microsoft Information Store > First Storage Group. Aren't the exchange mailboxes/public folders essentially on the information store? If I chose both, would it not double up?
On another note, do I need to backup the entire C drive to restore AD in the event, say for example, the server motherboard fries and we have to restore SBS to another server with different hardware? What component do I have to select to backup the AD and ensure I can recover to a different server?