Posted by: robert in Untagged on Nov 24, 2010
If you try to schedule backups on Windows Server 2008 R2 for your Exchange 2010 Server, the only option from the GUI is to schedule it everyday and to overwrite the last backup.
To backup the server and Exchange data and not have it overwritten, use the command line version of the Windows Server Backup, wbadmin.
You can create a batch file with the following command and use task scheduler to run it.
wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:\\server\share -include:d: -allCritical -vssFull -quiet
These options will backup the System State and important files on C: (-allCritical), the d: drive (or where ever you store the Exchange databases), plus it will use the Volume Shadow Copy service.
When it has completed, if you choose the option to restore, you can see the Exchange databases listed.