To verify the Microsoft Exchange backup completed successfully and backed up the log files:
- Check Services
- Check the Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Writers
- Check Application Events
Open services.msc, and verify that both Microsoft Exchange Information Store and Microsoft Exchange Replication are running:
Check VSS Writers
Microsoft provides a command-line tool to verify the state of the VSS writers. To utilize this tool, open a command prompt on the Windows Server, and enter: vssadmin list writers
Verify the state for each writer is Stable:
Check Application Events
Use the following steps to open the Event Viewer:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
In Event Viewer, in the console tree, click Application.
In the details pane, look for ESE Event ID: 224
If you find this event, double-click the event to open the Event Properties, and then read the description of the event: