Veritas NetBackup™ for Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator's Guide
- Introducing NetBackup for Exchange
- Installing NetBackup for Exchange
- Snapshot Client configuration and licensing requirements for Exchange snapshot backups
- Configuring Exchange client host properties
- Configuring the account for NetBackup Exchange operations
- Configuring the Exchange hosts
- Configuring Exchange Granular Recovery
- About Exchange backups and Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
- About installing and configuring Network File System (NFS) for Exchange Granular Recovery
- About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016
- About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2
- Configuring Exchange backup policies (non-VMware)
- About configuring a backup policy for Exchange Server
- Adding schedules to a NetBackup for Exchange policy
- Adding backup selections to an Exchange policy
- About configuring snapshot backups of Exchange Server
- Configuring a snapshot policy for Exchange Server
- About configuring Instant Recovery backups of Exchange Server
- Configuring an Exchange snapshot policy with Instant Recovery
- Performing backups of Exchange Server, mailboxes, and public folders
- Performing restores of Exchange Server, mailboxes, and public folders
- About restoring Exchange snapshot backups
- About restoring individual Exchange mailbox and public folder items
- About redirecting a restore of Exchange mailbox or public folder objects to a different path
- Protecting Exchange Server data with VMware backups
- About protecting Exchange Server data with VMware backups
- About configuring a VMware backup that protects Exchange Server
- About configuring a VMware backup that protects Exchange Server, using Replication Director to manage snapshot replication
- Recovering an Exchange database to a repaired or an alternate Exchange server
- Troubleshooting backups and restores of Exchange Server
- About NetBackup for Exchange debug logging
- Viewing Event Viewer logs on an off-host Exchange server
- About NetBackup status reports
- Troubleshooting Exchange restore operations
- Troubleshooting DAG backups and restores
- Appendix A. NetBackup Legacy Network Service (Exchange 2010)
About snapshot backups with Exchange Server
NetBackup for Exchange Server includes support for snapshot backups. NetBackup for Exchange Server can back up and restore Exchange objects by taking snapshots of the component files. Data is captured at a particular instant. The resulting snapshot can be backed up without affecting the availability of the database. These snapshots are backed up to tape or to the storage unit.
A separate Snapshot Client license provides additional features for snapshot backups. You can configure the snapshot image for Instant Recovery and you can configure an alternate client to perform the snapshot backup.
NetBackup for Exchange supports the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for creating a snapshot image. The actual VSS provider that is used is dependent on your hardware environment and software environment. A list of the VSS providers available for use with NetBackup for Exchange Server is available.
See the Snapshot Client Compatibility List.
The following Snapshot Client features are available for use with NetBackup for Exchange Server:
A snapshot is a disk image of the client's data. NetBackup backs up the data from the snapshot volume, not directly from the client's original volume. Client operations and user access are allowed to continue without interruption during the backup.
NetBackup supports Instant Recovery backups for non-clustered and non-replicated environments. Instant Recovery requires a separate Snapshot Client license.
Makes the backups available for recovery from the local disk. The snapshot can also be the source for an additional backup copy to tape or other storage.
To perform an Instant Recovery, one of the following methods is used:
Shifts the burden of backup processing onto a separate backup agent, reducing the backup impact on the client's computing resources. The backup agent sends the client's data to the storage device.
NetBackup supports off-host backups of Exchange using an alternate client in non-clustered and non-replicated environments. Off-host backups require a separate Snapshot Client license.
NetBackup also supports off-host Instant Recovery backups.