Requirements for installing components for CPS Exchange backup jobs

Article:HOWTO24114  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-06-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO24114
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Requirements for installing components for CPS Exchange backup jobs

To use Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) for continuous protection of Exchange data, you must install CPS components.

For information on how to install the Continuous Protection Server components, see the Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Administrator's Guide.

Note:

You cannot use CPS on an Exchange server that is in an Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Group (DAG).

The following table lists requirements for installing the necessary components to create CPS Exchange backup jobs:

Table: Requirements for installing components for CPS Exchange backup jobs

Component

Requirements

If you install the Continuous Management Service (CMS) on the same server that hosts the Backup Exec media server

Do the following when you install CPS:

  • Ensure that the path for the journal files is on a different drive than the CPS Exchange backup-to-disk folder.

    When you select the path for the journal files, review the current disk space availability on the server. Select a drive with enough space for the journal files.

    For information about required space for journal files, see the Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Administrator's Guide.

    Note:

    When you install CPS, you must restart the server.

  • On the Push Install CPS Components Wizard panel, ensure that the Exchange Protection Agent is selected.

    If the Exchange Protection Agent is not available on the Push Install CPS Components Wizard panel, then check for DNS errors.

Do the following after you install CPS:

  • Use Symantec LiveUpdate to update the server.

    For information on how to use LiveUpdate with CPS, see the Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Administrator's Guide.

  • View the services to ensure that the CPS Exchange Agent is installed. If the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Broker Service is present, the CPS Exchange Agent is installed.

  • Push-install the CPS Continuous Protection Agent to the Exchange Server.

Exchange Server

The following are required for the Exchange Server:

  • It must be on a different server than the media server and the server on which CMS is installed.

  • It must be in the same domain as the media server unless the domains are trusted.

  • It must have the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems installed. You can install the Remote Agent from either the media server or from the server on which CMS is installed.

If you install the Continuous Management Service (CMS) on a server that does not host the Backup Exec media server

Do the following:

  • You must push-install the CPS Continuous Protection Agent to the Backup Exec media server and to the Exchange Server.

  • Optionally, to view the CPS console from the media server, you can push-install the CPS Administration Console to the Backup Exec media server.

Backup Exec media server

The following Windows operating systems are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (with at least Service Pack 4 and Update Rollup 1 for Service Pack 4)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (with at least Service Pack 1)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

The media server must have the following:

  • Minimum of 1 GB RAM

  • A processor with a minimum of 2 GHz

Backup Exec service account

The Continuous Protection Agent and the Exchange Protection Agent must use the Backup Exec service account.

Ensure that the Backup Exec service account has the following:

  • Domain and local administrator rights.

  • Ability to query the location of the transaction logs on the local active Exchange server.

See Best practices for continuous protection of Exchange

See About managing the CPS Exchange backup job for Exchange data


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