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NetVault Plug-in for Exchange 10.0.5 - User Guide

Introducing Dell™ NetVault™ Backup Plug-in for Exchange Defining an Exchange data protection strategy Planning your Exchange Server deployment Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data Troubleshooting

Setting restore and recovery options for Exchange 2010 and later

On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the following parameters on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Restore Method: Select one of the following:
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS): Select this option to perform the restore of selected data using the VSS method, which allows for the recovery of Full, Differential, and Incremental Backup types. For more information, see Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Copy Files to Target Directory Only: Select this option if you want to restore the raw files from storage to a specific target directory. When choosing this method, database recovery is not available. When restoring using this method, you do not have to dismount databases from the Exchange Server before the start of the restore job.
Restore Options: Select the applicable options:
Target Directory: If you selected the Copy Files to Target Directory Only option, update the path for the target if you do not want to use the default.
Maximum Number of Parallel Streams: Specify the maximum number of parallel restore streams to use during the restore. By default, this field displays the maximum number that is allowed based on the version and edition of Exchange Server that was used to generate the backup.
Dismount Databases before Restore (Not Recommended for Restores to Recovery Storage Groups): Select this option to dismount the databases that have been selected for restore automatically before actually performing the restore. All databases in selected Mailbox Databases are dismounted when restoring VSS-based backups. Additionally, databases in RSGs are not dismounted when this option is selected.
Set ‘This database can be overwritten by a restore’ Flag for Databases (Not Required for ESE Restores to Original Database): Select this option to restore all databases involved in the restore operation automatically and eliminate the need to use an Exchange utility for this operation. If you do not select this option, Dell recommends that you use the Exchange Management Console, Exchange System Manager, or Exchange Management Shell to set the Overwrite Permissions to ensure a successful restore.
IMPORTANT: Selecting This database can be overwritten by a restore has the following limitations:
Suspend database Replication before Restore: (only available for DAG deployments) Select this option to disable database copying automatically for all Mailbox Databases that have DatabaseCopy enabled for DAG.
Update database Replication after Recovery (Deletes Existing Files and Resumes Replication): (only available for DAG deployments) Select this option to update database copying for DAG automatically. After the existing files of the database copy have been deleted, the database copy is updated by copying the new database and log files. This step deletes the existing database copy and log files. After the restore job has been completed with this option, the status in the Exchange Management Console should be Healthy. Updating a database copy might take a significant amount of time depending on the size of the database and the network bandwidth and latency.
NOTE: After the Update Database Replication after Recovery has completed successfully, the Mailbox Database Copy Status restored in the Exchange Management Console might show Initializing instead of Healthy. However, this status is not a problem because the Copy Status will change to Healthy after a new log file is generated for the active Mailbox Database.
Recovery Options: Select the applicable options:
Perform Recovery (Enable only on Last Step in Restore Sequence): Select this option when performing the last job of a restore sequence. If the restore sequence only includes a Full Backup, select this option for the Full Backup. If the restore sequence includes Incremental or Differential Restores, select this option when restoring the last backup in the restore sequence. This option finalizes the restore process after completion of the restore job for which it was selected (that is, the Exchange Server is then alerted to perform any necessary recovery tasks). All other options in the Recovery Options section are dimmed unless this option is selected.
Mount Databases after Recovery: (selected by default) This option can be selected to mount the dismounted databases within the databases automatically after the restore completes. Dell recommends that you leave this option selected; otherwise, manually mount the databases after completion of the restore to bring it back online.

Setting security options

To specify job-specific authentication, click the Security tab, and configure the following parameters:
Exchange Administrator User Name: By default, this field contains the administrator-level account that was used to back up the original target Exchange Server. You can change this value, but the account named must have the proper backup and restore permissions for the machine that is to serve as the target of the restore.
Password: Enter the password associated with the user name specified in the previous field.
Windows Domain: If a domain account is specified in the Exchange Administrator User Name field, enter the name of the domain. The field can be left blank if a local system account is specified.

Finalizing and submitting the job

Click Ok to save the settings, and then click Next.
In Job Name, specify a name for the job if you do not want to use the default setting.
In the Target Client list, select the machine on which you want to restore the data.
TIP: You can also click Choose, and then locate and select the applicable client in the Choose the Target Client dialog box.
Use the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options lists to configure any additional required options.
Click Save or Save & Submit, whichever is applicable.
You can monitor progress on the Job Status page and view the logs on the View Logs page. For more information, see the Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

Performing post-restore steps for CCR and SCR environments

After restoring a CCR environment, continuous replication must be resynchronized with the Update-StorageGroupCopy command. For more information, see the following Microsoft resources:
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