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)
Limitations of using a VMware policy to protect Exchange Server
The following limitations exist when you configure a VMware policy to protect Exchange Server:
This list is not a comprehensive list of VMware policy limitations. For additional information on support for NetBackup in virtual environments, see the following:
VMware incremental backups of Exchange Server are not supported with this version of NetBackup. However, the use of Accelerator may increase the speed of full backups.
Consistency checks of the Exchange databases are not performed with VMware backups.
The Application State Capture (ASC) job fails and the databases are not protected if you do any of the following:
Exclude any data disks from the VMware policy, on the Exclude Disks tab. Be sure that any disks that you exclude do not contain Exchange data.
Dismounted databases are not protected.
Databases are cataloged and protected only if they exist in a configuration that is supported for VMware backups. As long as there are any databases that can be protected, the ASC job continues. If you select databases for backup that exist on supported and on unsupported disks, the ASC job produces a status 1 (partially successful). The ASC job detects these situations and the job details include the result of the backup operation.
Exchange Server databases are not cataloged and backed up if they exist on the following:
Virtual Machine Disk (vmdk) volumes that are marked as independent. Make sure that the Exchange databases and transaction logs are not stored on independent disks.
Virtual hard disks (VHDs).
If NetBackup detects any database objects on a VHD disk, the ASC job fails and no Exchange content is cataloged. All objects in the backup are not cataloged, including those that do not exist on the VHD.
ReFS file systems.
An excluded Windows boot disk. The ASC job detects this type of disk and treats it like an independent disk.
The VMware backup cannot exclude for any reason the disk on which NetBackup is installed. For example, do not select theoption if NetBackup is installed on the boot drive (typically C:).