DOCUMENTATION: How to restore an Exchange 2003 Information Store in a clustered environment using Recovery Storage Group on Windows Server 2003

Article:TECH48714  |  Created: 2006-01-09  |  Updated: 2007-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH48714
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DOCUMENTATION: How to restore an Exchange 2003 Information Store in a clustered environment using Recovery Storage Group on Windows Server 2003

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Manuals:
Veritas NetBackup 5.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide for Windows, page 79
Veritas NetBackup 5.1 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide for Windows, page 85
Veritas NetBackup 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server System Administrator's Guide, page 52

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To restore an Exchange 2003 database to a Recovery Storage Group on a clustered Windows 2003 server, perform the following steps:

1. Create the Recovery Storage Group on the clustered Exchange server

2. Add the database to be recovered to the Recovery Storage Group (see Figure 1)

Figure 1
 

Note:
-On the Database tab, make sure the database can be overwritten by restore
-Do not mount this database until after the restore completes

3. Open the NetBackup Backup Archive and Restore (BAR) GUI on the master server

For NetBackup 5.x
- Choose File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type
- Click on the Servers tab and verify the server which performed the backups is marked as CURRENT
- Click on the Source Clients (or Source Clients/Policy Type) tab and verify the virtual name of the Exchange server is marked as CURRENT
- From the Policy Type list, choose MS-Exchange-Server
- Click on the Destination Clients tab and confirm the virtual name of the Exchange server is marked as CURRENT
- Click OK

For NetBackup 6.0
- Choose File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type
- Click on the "Server to use for backups and restores" drop down and verify the server which performed the backups is selected
- Click on the "Source clients for restores" drop down and verify the virtual name of Exchange server is selected
- Click on the "Destination client for restores" drop down and confirm the virtual name of the Exchange server is selected
- From the "Policy Type for restores" drop down, choose MS-Exchange-Server
- Click OK

After clicking on OK, the desired Exchange backups will show in the BAR GUI.  In that Window, select the database to be restored, as well as the log files. It is very important that both the database and the corresponding transaction log files are selected for the restore.  Failure to do that will cause blindness (Figure 2)

Figure 2
 

Once the database and the transaction log files are selected, click on the Start Restore button.  On the Restore Marked Files tab, confirm that the correct location on the server is selected (for a recovery storage group named "Recovery Storage Group", the correct destination would read, "Microsoft Information Store:\Recovery Storage Group" (Figure 3).  

Figure 3
 

At this point, launch the restore

 



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