Need to backup MS Exchange 2010
I just upgraded from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, the migration is complete, and now i need to start backing it up. I was very supprise to see the requirements needed to do this, (Article:HOWTO73784 Requirements for using the Exchange Agent, http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...)
The part that really shocked me was this: (Note:To back up Exchange Server 2010, you must install Backup Exec on a Microsoft Windows 2008 SP2 64-bit server or a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit server). My installation of Backup Exec 2012 is running on a Windows server running Server 2003 R2 32-bit, with a Dell PV 124T autoloader. This has worked very well for us.
So it looks like i need a minimun installation of a Windows server running 2008 SP2 64-bit. My question is this, i only have one server to use as a backup server, so i will have to upgrade this server to the 64-bit version of windows 2008, am i correct about this?? I have my license keys although i no longer have support for backup exec from symantec, so i can re-installed BUE 2012.
I also would like to know if i can recover my catalog after i do the upgrade and reinstall BUE 2012. Will i have to catalog any tape i would need to use for recovery if i can't restore my catalog DB?
I see that the Exchange management tools are also needed on the BUE server, do i install them before or after i install BUE?
What is the proper way to back and restore Exchange 2010, if i need to completly restore the DB, or just a mailbox?