Information about Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore

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Information about Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore


Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provides new and improved features that help to keep stored data secure and available. New features like Database Availability Groups (DAGs) enable off-site data redundancy and help ensure that Exchange customers won't lose data. Many disaster recovery plans will continue to include more traditional backup and restore methods and systems. The information in this to create backup, restore, and recovery systems that use Exchange Server and Windows Server operating system technologies.

What's New in Exchange 2010 Backup and Restore

Exchange 2010 introduces several important changes that might affect Exchange-compatible backup and restore applications, including the following:

  • The maximum number of databases that can be mounted on a single Exchange 2010 server has been increased to from 50 to 100.
  • Configuration settings for Exchange server databases are now stored in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Database mobility features, including Database Availability Groups (DAGs), provide more flexible and more reliable database replication.
  • Improved internal database integrity checking reduces the likelihood that any database corruption will be included in backup images. This helps reduce the need to take a database offline to perform consistency checking by using the CHKSGFILES API or the ESEUTIL application.

Backup and Restore Technologies and Features Removed from Exchange 2010

The following Exchange 2007 technologies and features are no longer available or supported in Exchange 2010:

  • Streaming database backup and restore.
  • Storage Groups. Each Exchange store database is managed separately in Exchange 2010.
  • The Exchange Recovery Storage Group. This has been replaced by the Exchange Recovery database.
  • Single-Copy Clusters (SCC).
  • Local Continuous Replication (LCR).

Development Technologies Removed from Exchange 2010

Some development technologies that shipped in earlier versions of Exchange Server are not included in Exchange 2010.  The following technologies were removed from Exchange 2007:

  • Exchange providers for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management (CDOEXM)
  • Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Workflow (CDOWF)
  • Exchange Web Forms
  • At Functions

The following technologies were removed from Exchange 2010:

  • Exchange OLE DB Provider (ExOLEDB)
  • Exchange store Event Sinks
  • World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
  • CDO 3.0 (CDOEx)
  • Item-level permissions
  • Exchange Store custom item types

For more information, review the following Microsoft Article:

Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK



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