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)
Configuring Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with a VMware backup that protects Exchange
Table: Configuring Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with a VMware backup that protects Exchange
Verify that you have a supported Exchange Server configuration and have a media server platform that supports GRT.
See the Software Compatibility List (SCL).
Ensure that requirements are met for the NetBackup server and the Exchange Server software.
Determine which clients require configuration and ensure that requirements are met for the NetBackup clients.
In a cluster or replicated environment, perform the steps on each database node in the cluster. For an Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG), perform the steps on each database node in the DAG.
On all granular clients, ensure that each node has an unassigned drive letter on which to mount the backup image.
On all granular clients, enable or configure NFS for your environment.
In a cluster or replicated environment, perform the steps on each database node in the cluster. For an Exchange DAG, configure the nodes that browse for backups. This configuration is not needed to capture the data during backups of the virtual machine.
On all granular clients, create an account for Exchange operations (a unique mailbox) for NetBackup.
Make sure that the account is a local administrator and has the right to replace a process level token on each server.
On all granular clients, configure the Exchange credentials.
Use the credentials for the account for NetBackup Exchange operations.
Alternatively for Exchange 2013 and later, you can add "Exchange Servers" to the "View-Only Organization Management" role group. Perform this configuration in the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) or in Active Directory. See the following Microsoft article for more information:
In a cluster or replicated environment, perform the steps on each database node in the cluster.
Create a policy as follows:
For complete details on how to configure Replication Director with VMware backups, see the NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide.
Granular recovery is automatically provided for any VMware backups that protect Exchange. You do not need to enable it in the policy.
On the NetBackup server, configure the mappings for distributed application restores.
For backups in a DAG or cluster or if you use a proxy host, you must map the application hosts and component hosts in your environment. For example, each DAG node must be able to access a backup image using the DAG name. Configure these mappings in thehost property on the master server.
On the NetBackup server, review the auto-discovered mappings for the hosts in your environment.
In certain scenarios, a NetBackup host has additional host names or shares a particular name with other hosts. For example, each DAG node must be mapped to the DAG name. Approve each validthat NetBackup discovers in your environment. Perform this configuration in the properties on the master server.