Simple procedure backup MS Outlook 2003 PST file regularly?

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2003 to handle emails, appointments, contacts and events on then losing the information that you have stored in Outlook can cause significant problems. You may lose Outlook data due to a number of reasons i.e. from accidental deletion to hard drive failure. You should protect your critical data against loss by taking Outlook Mailbox backup along with backup of entire PST file data. Backup is just a copy of the information. You may lose Outlook data due to several reasons. Here is a list of common reasons responsible for PST file corruption. With the same software, you can take Outlook contacts backup to external drive. To know more information, click here

  • Virus attacks
  • PST file header corruption
  • Usage of PST files over the network
  • Oversized PST file
  • Application Malfunction
  • Human Errors
  • Abrupt termination of MS Outlook 2003
  • Improper System Shutdown

To avoid such situation, you can use this software that can easily perform MS Outlook 2010 PST file backup. As Outlook 2003  stores information in 2 different ways i.e. in a PST file and in the MS Exchange Server Mailbox, chances of losing data from PST file are more. This is because, MS Exchange mailbox is located in a shared database on the server, where your messages are stored. The network admin of MS Exchange Server is generally responsible for backing up the server. Along with that, he will also maintain a backup of Exchange Server database that had the entire user’s information. In case of critical failure, you can use this copy to quite easily backup MS Outlook emails and other lost information from Outlook PST file

If you have not configured MS Exchange Server then Outlook 2003 stores your data in a PST file. PST files can be located either on the local hard disk of your PC or in a home directory on the server. Even though  server based PST files and local PST files are same from a functional point of view, they are not identical from a backup perspective. This is because, there is no need to take a backup of the server based PST file as network admin takes a regular backup of  server based home directories. The PST file is generally located in home based directories only. But, the normal network backup strategies do not apply to PST files located on your local hard drives. In such case, you need to take steps on your own to protect your data from the PST file. You can manually backup the PST file using Import and Export option but, it is time consuming and it fails to backup the custom forms, views and other hidden data. In order to safely and quickly backup your Outlook file i.e. PST file, make use of one of the best Outlook Backup and Migrate Software.

The software provides just one click backup option to backup your Outlook 2003 PST file. If you are using Outlook 2007 then to protect your Outlook data against any corruption issue you can use this software. It helps you to backup Outlook 2007 PST file data easily. Even though, the latest version of Outlook i.e. Outlook 2010 has more storage capacity, it may get corrupted due to other reasons like virus attacks, Outlook crashes, header corruption etc resulting in loss of Outlook data. If you want to take a backup of Outlook 2003 data at particular time then you can use the in-built scheduler of this software to schedule backup. It helps to backup PST on Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating System.For more information to backup PST file on Windows 7, visit here

Backup your important data from Outlook 2003 PST just in few steps:

Step 1: Download and Launch the free demo version of Outlook Backup and Migrate tool to backup pst file on Outlook 2003. Click on "Backup" option. Now, select “Create New Backup profile” option otherwise, select the Outlook items that you want to backup from already created backup profile and click on “Next” option to proceed.

How Do I Backup MS Outlook 2003 PST File Regularly - Main Screen

Fig 1 : Main Screen

Step 2: Now, you need to select the destination drive and also configure the process of scheduling the backup then click on “Next” to initiate the backup process.

How Do I Backup MS Outlook 2003 PST File Regularly - Select Destination Drive Screen

Fig 2 : Select Destination Drive Screen

Step 3: Once the backup process is completed, a confirmation message appears with a backup summary.

How Do I Backup MS Outlook 2003 PST File Regularly - Backup Summery

Fig 3 : Backup Summery