Exchange GRT (Granular Recovery Technology) restore fails

Problem

Exchange GRT restore fails with STATUS 5 or 2810. When configuring NetBackup to backup Exchange some configurations steps are required on the Master Server host properties.

Error Message

"Backup, Archive and Restore" console shows:

15:45:10 19/07/2011: Restore Started
15:45:22 (50377.001) Restoring from copy 1 of image created 17/07/2011 20:04:26
15:46:08 (50377.001) TAR - \\<DAG_Name>\Microsoft Information Store\<Database_Name>\Database
15:46:11 (50377.001) (50377.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: \\<DAG_Name>\Microsoft Information Store\<Database_Name>\Database\<User_Name> [User Name], rai error = 17
15:46:12 (50377.001) (50377.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: \\<DAG_Name>\Microsoft Information Store\<Database_Name>\Database\<User_Name> [User Name]\Top of Information Store, rai error = 17
15:46:12 (50377.001) (50377.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: \\<DAG_Name>\Microsoft Information Store\<Database_Name>\Database\<User_Name> [User Name]\Top of Information Store\Inbox, rai error = 17
15:46:13 (50377.001) (50377.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: \\<DAG_Name>\Microsoft Information Store\<Database_Name>\Database\<User_Name> [User Name]\Top of Information Store\Inbox\<Email's Subject> <00000000d600....060180000>, rai error = 6
15:46:15 (50377.001) (50377.001) INF - GRE EXITING WITH STATUS = 0
15:46:15 (50377.001) (50377.001) INF - GRE RESTORED 1 OF 5 FILES SUCCESSFULLY
15:46:15 (50377.001) (50377.001) INF - GRE KEPT 0 EXISTING FILES
15:46:15 (50377.001) (50377.001) INF - GRE PARTIALLY RESTORED 0 FILES
15:46:15 (50377.001) Status of restore from copy 1 of image created 17/07/2011 20:04:26 = the restore failed to recover the requested files
15:46:15 INF - Server status = 2810
15:46:15 INF - Server status = 5
15:46:15 (50377.xxx) INF - Status = MS-Exchange-Server policy restore error.
15:46:16 (50376.xxx) INF - Status = the restore failed to recover the requested files.

Cause

The Get-ExchangeServer command shows short names for all Exchange servers

Solution

Launch the NetBackup Administration Console and go to "NetBackup Management" > "Host Properties" > Master Servers > "Distributed Application Restore Mapping" and Provide the name of the application host and the name of the component host as follows:

Application host            Component host
Virtual name of DAG     Physical name of Node 1
Virtual name of DAG     Physical name of Node 2
Virtual name of DAG     Physical name of Node 3
Virtual name of DAG     Physical name of CAS server
Exchange host name     Off-host machine name

To make sure that this configuration works, add both FQDN and short name for each server, for example:

DAG-name.domain   Mailbox-server.domain
DAG-name               Mailbox-server
 

In all Exchange servers configure both "Netbackup Client Service" and "Netbackup Legacy Network" services to be started with a user with a unique name as it is explained in the "NetBackup™ for Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator’s Guide":

Create a user account that has a mailbox with a unique name. A unique name is one that does not already exist within the Exchange Organization. This
name cannot be contained as a set of characters in an existing name.

For example:EXCH1is entered as the unique mailbox name, and other mailbox names such asEXCH1BACKUPorBACKUPEXCH1exist. The backup or restore of individual mailboxes or both fail.


Applies To

Exchange 2010 DAG
Windows 2008
NBU 7.1

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