Why do some files under the MDBDATA folder not appear in the restore selection interface even after a successful file backup of the MDBDATA folder?

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Problem

Why do some files under the MDBDATA folder not appear in the restore selection interface even after a successful file backup of the MDBDATA folder?

Solution

By design, Backup Exec for Windows Servers will exclude Exchange database files(.stm , .edb files and .log files) under the MDBDATA folder from file backup selections when Exchange services are running (Backup Exec will protect these files using the Exchange agent in an online backup ).Backup Exec will skip all the contents of the MDBDATA folder without giving any warning or error message and restore selection will not show any files are under MDBDATA folder.
 
The following Information is generated in the successful file backup job log of the MDBDATA folder:
 
 
 
If we want to back up the contents of the MDBDATA Folder in a file backup then all the Exchange services have to be stopped (This kind of backup is called OFFLINE BACKUP or FLAT FILE BACKUP ) and during the backup Exchange services would unavailable .
 
Note: Backup Exec for Windows Servers uses the Active File Exclusion feature to exclude the Microsoft Exchange Server database files from the file system backup.
 
 

 

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