No need for recovery server
Recovery Manager for Exchange performs granular, message-level restores without the need to set up a dedicated Exchange recovery server. Recovery Manager for Exchange can restore an Exchange database from a backup to any folder and then perform message-level searches in the database and retrieve selected messages directly from the database to a production Exchange Server.
With the ability to handle offline Exchange databases, Recovery Manager for Exchange provides an efficient solution for managing enterprise Exchange Server backups. It allows you to easily search, select, and retrieve messages without setting up a dedicated recovery server. This saves both time and hardware resources.
Restore entire mailboxes, folders, or public folders
Recovery Manager for Exchange is capable of restoring or exporting entire mailboxes, folders, or public folders with just a few clicks. You can browse registered source storages for mailboxes, folders, or public folders and quickly and easily restore or export their contents..
Support for existing backups
Recovery Manager for Exchange performs message-level restores from regular Exchange Server backups. Data can be retrieved from any type of backup—full, incremental, or differential. With Recovery Manager for Exchange, message-level or “brick-level” backups are no longer required to restore individual messages.
Recovery Manager for Exchange supports backups created by native Microsoft tools such as Windows Backup (NTBackup) and third-party backup software. This means that existing Exchange Server backups can be used for message-level restores.
By eliminating the need for special message-level or “brick-level” backups, Recovery Manager for Exchange streamlines the backup process and effectively eliminates the storage space, cost, effort, and time required to manage such backups. Support for all types of regular Exchange Server backups means that Recovery Manager for Exchange can be used in conjunction with existing backup repositories. Administrators do not need to modify their backup procedures in order to use the granular restore capabilities of Recovery Manager for Exchange.
Integration with backup software
Recovery Manager for Exchange integrates with a wide range of third-party backup software to locate Exchange Server backups and to retrieve data from backups. By integrating with third-party backup software, Recovery Manager for Exchange provides transparent and easily manageable access to existing Exchange database backups, regardless of backup format, type of media, or storage device.
Recovery Manager for Exchange allows you to use the capabilities of third-party backup software in order to:
- Locate backups and retrieve data from them. Third-party backup software provides the ability to quickly locate the backups it created and retrieve data from these backups.
- Save time on backup media cataloging. Third-party backup software creates and saves media catalogs during the backup creation process. Recovery Manager for Exchange can reuse data from these media catalogs.
- Eliminate the need to directly access backup storage devices. Storage devices are normally configured for use with the existing backup software and should therefore not be used by any other software.
Restoring data from a backup with the same software that created the backup also ensures that Exchange data is correctly retrieved regardless of the backup format. Accessing backup media directly may result in the misinterpretation of data due to possible undocumented characteristics of the format. By integrating with backup software, Recovery Manager for Exchange provides support for various backup formats and eliminates the risk of failures caused by accessing backup media directly.
For a complete list of supported third-party backup software, please refer to the Release Notes supplied with this release of Recovery Manager for Exchange.