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Hi Minh Nguyen, you can check

Hi Minh Nguyen,

you can check Backup Exec 2014 Admin Guide (see link below, page 929) on how to configure BE2014 for MS Exchange.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC7418

 

 

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Hello Minh,    Here are the

Hello Minh,

   Here are the steps:

1) First ensure that you have Agent for Application & Databases license installed

2) Add the Exchange server in Backup & Restore tab

3) You may require to install Backup Exec Remote Agent on the Exchange server if it is not already installed while adding the server

4) Create a backup job for the Exchange server and select Microsoft Information Store (This will select all the Exchange databases in the background).

5) In the backup job creation window go to Microsoft Exchange tab/node and ensure that the Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) option is selected.... by default it is selected

6) You can schedule and run this job

 

Regards,

-Sush...

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You also want to ensure you

You also want to ensure you are meeting all the permissions and requirements to properly restore Exchange data. One of those requirements is that Backup Exec needs to have its own active mailbox in the Exchange database and MUST BE named unique within the first five characters. (Meaning the “Admin” account is not advised)

Even if you are having successful backups, you may encounter issues when going to do a restore as we are not actually touching the database during a backup job.  That is not the case when restoring Exchange data.

Refer to the following documents for more information:

Permissions for backing up Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH212113

Best practices for Backup Exec 2014 Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO7442

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Hi Minh Nguyen, you can check

Hi Minh Nguyen,

you can check Backup Exec 2014 Admin Guide (see link below, page 929) on how to configure BE2014 for MS Exchange.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC7418

 

 

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Hello Minh,    Here are the

Hello Minh,

   Here are the steps:

1) First ensure that you have Agent for Application & Databases license installed

2) Add the Exchange server in Backup & Restore tab

3) You may require to install Backup Exec Remote Agent on the Exchange server if it is not already installed while adding the server

4) Create a backup job for the Exchange server and select Microsoft Information Store (This will select all the Exchange databases in the background).

5) In the backup job creation window go to Microsoft Exchange tab/node and ensure that the Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) option is selected.... by default it is selected

6) You can schedule and run this job

 

Regards,

-Sush...

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You also want to ensure you

You also want to ensure you are meeting all the permissions and requirements to properly restore Exchange data. One of those requirements is that Backup Exec needs to have its own active mailbox in the Exchange database and MUST BE named unique within the first five characters. (Meaning the “Admin” account is not advised)

Even if you are having successful backups, you may encounter issues when going to do a restore as we are not actually touching the database during a backup job.  That is not the case when restoring Exchange data.

Refer to the following documents for more information:

Permissions for backing up Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH212113

Best practices for Backup Exec 2014 Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO7442

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So what is going on if I

So what is going on if I restoring the Exchange Server and not going touching anything on it Database.

Does it still working in good condition???

Hello Minh,     I did not

Hello Minh,

    I did not understand your query. Could you clarify and provide more details about your question?

 

Regards,

-Sush...

Hi Sush, I mean if I just

Hi Sush,

I mean if I just restore the Exchange Server but not restore the email database, does Exchange still working if I do that or Exchange Server being error!!!

If you follow the above

If you follow the above mentioned steps, the Exchange DBs also get restored (as you are selecting the entire Information Store) and of course, the Exchange server will be functioning post a successful restore.
 

 

Hello Minh,     When you

Hello Minh,

    When you backup the complete Exchange server including the Information Store then there are 2 conditions as follows:

 

1) Lets consider that whole server is down:

Here you need to run the restore of the Operating System (C: drive * System State) and also restore the Data volumes (like D:\ drive, etc if any). When this restore is completed your Exchange Application will be up and running but Exchange may not work. So you will have to perform another restore selecting just the Information Store. Ones the Information Store is successfully restored then your Exchange Application will be Up & Running

 

2) Only exchange Application is down:

Here you need to just select the complete Information Store so that your Exchange Application will be up & running when the restore completes. Also if there is any issue with only 1 database then you can also restore just that database.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

-Sush...

Just to clarify: “Even if you

Just to clarify:

“Even if you are having successful backups, you may encounter issues when going to do a restore as we are not actually touching the database during a backup job.  That is not the case when restoring Exchange data”

What this means is that to be proactive for your backup strategy, it needs to be ensured you are meeting all of the requirements to properly backup and restore Exchange data. Although the backup jobs may be completing successfully, some of the requirements will not come into play until you are attempting to push a restore of the Exchange data.

Review documentation for the Agent for Microsoft Exchange, found here: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO7442