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NetVault Plug-in for Exchange 12.0 - User Guide

Introducing 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

Restoring Incremental Backup sequence

This example assumes that Full Backups are performed every Sunday night at 11:00 p.m. and that Incremental Backups are performed Monday through Saturday at 11:00 p.m. Because recovery is being performed on Wednesday, Sunday’s Full Backup followed by Monday’s and Tuesday’s Incremental Backup must be restored.

Recovering a sequence of Incremental Backups includes the steps outlined in the following topics:

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the objects to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Verify that the Backup Type is labeled FULL.
In the Restore Method section, select Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) or Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In the Restore Options section, select Restore Files from Backup, enter the Maximum Number of Parallel Streams, and select Dismount Databases before Restore.
In the Recovery Options section, clear Perform Recovery. All other options should be disabled.
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Click the Security tab, and enter the proper Authentication Details.
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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the objects to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Verify that the Backup Type is labeled INCREMENTAL.
In the Restore Method section, select Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) or Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In the Restore Options section, select Restore Files from Backup, and enter the Maximum Number of Parallel Streams.
In the Recovery Options section, clear Perform Recovery. All other options should be disabled.
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Click the Security tab, and enter the proper Authentication Details.
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Repeat Step 1 through Step 7 for all additional Incremental Backups in the order they were performed except for the last Incremental in the sequence.
Specific settings must be made for the last Incremental in the sequence; these settings are covered in the following topic.
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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, see the data items that were restored in all previous Incremental Backup restore jobs, and select the same items for the restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Verify that the Backup Type is labeled INCREMENTAL.
In the Restore Method section, select Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) or Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In the Restore Options section, select Restore Files from Backup, and enter the Maximum Number of Parallel Streams.
In the Recovery Options section, select the following:
Select Perform Recovery.
If the most recent Differential Backup is selected for restore, select Replay Current Logs. If the Differential Backup selected for restore is not the most recent, that is, you are restoring an Exchange Server to a specific point before the last available Differential Backup job, clear Replay Current Logs.
Select Mount Databases after Recovery.
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Click the Security tab, and enter the proper Authentication Details.

Restoring Full and Differential Backup sequence

This example assumes that Full Backups are performed every Sunday night at 11:00 p.m. and that Differential Backups are performed Monday through Saturday at 11:00 p.m. If recovery is performed on Tuesday, Sunday’s Full Backup and Monday’s Differential Backup must be restored. If recovery is performed on Thursday, Sunday’s Full Backup followed Wednesday’s Differential Backup must be restored.

Recovering a Full and Differential Backup includes the steps outlined in the following topics:

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the objects to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Verify that the Backup Type is labeled FULL.
In the Restore Method section, select Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) or Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In the Restore Options section, select Restore Files from Backup, enter the Maximum Number of Parallel Streams, and select Dismount Databases before Restore.
In the Recovery Options section, clear Perform Recovery. All other options should be disabled.
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Click the Security tab, and enter the proper Authentication Details.
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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the objects to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
Verify that the Backup Type is labeled DIFFERENTIAL.
In the Restore Method section, select Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) or Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In the Restore Options section, select Restore Files from Backup, and enter the Maximum Number of Parallel Streams.
In the Recovery Options section, select the following:
Select Perform Recovery.
If the most recent Differential Backup is selected for restore, select Replay Current Logs. If the Differential Backup selected for restore is not the most recent, that is, you are restoring an Exchange Server to a specific point before the last available Differential Backup job, clear Replay Current Logs.
Select Mount Databases after Recovery.
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Click the Security tab, and enter the proper Authentication Details.

Using advanced restore procedures

This topic describes other restore operations that you can perform with the plug-in.

Renaming Storage Groups/Mailbox Databases

Supported Backup Methods: ESE and VSS (2007 and 2010)

The Plug‑in for Exchange allows you to rename a Storage Group/Mailbox Database during VSS-based restores. Renaming is useful if you do not want to overwrite the existing version and want to create a copy of the Storage Group/Mailbox Database. The following prerequisites are met before initiating the restore:

Ensure that the following prerequisites are met before initiating the restore:

Target Storage Group must exist: The target Storage Group must be created in the Exchange System Manager or Exchange Management Console.
Database names must match original: The database names in the target Storage Group must match the database names in the original Storage Group.
Database filenames must match original: The database filenames in the target Storage Group must match the database filenames in the original Storage Group; however, the database file path or directory for the target Storage Group can be different.
Target Mailbox Database must exist: The target Mailbox Database must be created in the Exchange System Manager or Exchange Management Console.
Database names must be different from the original: The name of the target Mailbox Database must be different from the name of the original database.
Database filenames must be different from the original: The database filenames in the target Mailbox Database must be different from the database filenames used in the original Mailbox Database.

To complete the rename process, perform the following steps.

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Select Plug‑in for Exchange from the Plugin Type list.
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On the Create Selection Set page, click the Storage Group/Mailbox Database that you want to rename and select Rename from the context menu.
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In the Rename/Relocate dialog box, enter the existing name of the target Storage Group/Mailbox Database in the Rename box, and click Ok.
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Open the Exchange Management Shell.
Get-Mailbox -Database <SourceDatabase> |where {$_.ObjectClass
Get-Mailbox -Database <SourceDatabase> |where {$_.ObjectClass
| Set-Mailbox -Database <TargetDatabase>
Replace <SourceDatabase> with the name of the original database and <TargetDatabase> with the name of the destination.
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