About configuring NetBackup for Exchange

Article:HOWTO72079  |  Created: 2012-02-09  |  Updated: 2012-02-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO72079
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About configuring NetBackup for Exchange

To successfully perform backups and restores of Exchange Server and Exchange mailboxes, complete the following steps.

For additional information on how to configure NetBackup in preparation of VMware backups that protect Exchange, refer to the following topic.

See About configuring NetBackup for VMware backups that protect Exchange Server.

Table: Configuring NetBackup for Exchange

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Action

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Step 1

Review the information for configuring the backup and restore operations that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

GRT lets you restore individual mailbox messages, etc. from a database backup. GRT is an option limited to certain Exchange versions of Exchange Server and Windows Server. GRT is included in VMware backups that protect Exchange.

See Configuring NetBackup for Exchange backups that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

Step 2

Configure the NetBackup Client Service.

Required if you want to do the following:

  • Restore individual mailboxes and public folder items with Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

  • Perform MAPI backups of individual mailbox and public folder objects (Exchange 2007 and earlier).

See About configuring the NetBackup Client Service for backups and restores that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) or MAPI.

Step 3

If applicable, configure the client and the server privileges.

See About Exchange client and server privileges.

Step 4

If applicable, configure the host properties for Exchange clients.

See Configuring host properties for Exchange clients.

Step 5

Follow the procedures for the type of backup you want to perform.

See About configuring a backup policy for Exchange Server.

See About configuring snapshot backups of Exchange Server.

See About configuring Instant Recovery backups of Exchange Server (Exchange 2007 and later).

See Configuring a policy for backups of individual Exchange mailboxes or public folders (Exchange 2007 and earlier).

See Configuring a streaming NetBackup for Exchange policy (Exchange 2007 and earlier).

See About configuring VMware policies to protect Exchange Server.

Step 7

Test your configuration settings.

See Testing configuration settings for NetBackup for Exchange.


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