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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

Moving databases to an alternate Storage Group

With the restore rename functionality, you can move a database to an alternate Storage Group.

IMPORTANT: The plug-in does not support the relocation of database file paths. Use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange System Manager to relocate a database file path. You can find complete instructions in the relevant Exchange documentation. In addition, see How to Move a Storage Group Path at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125252.aspx

You cannot use the database rename feature to rename a database in the same Storage Group.

You cannot restore a database to an alternate Storage Group if the same database has already been restored to a different database in that same Storage Group.

If the source Storage Group has multiple databases, you cannot use a single restore job to restore the multiple databases to separate Storage Groups. You can move one database to a Storage Group in the first Restore job and move the next database to a different Storage Group in a subsequent Restore job.

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 must exist: The target database must be created in the Exchange System Manager or Exchange Management Console.

To move a database to an alternate Storage Group, 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, 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 in the Rename box, and click Ok.
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On the Create Selection Set page, expand the Storage Group, click the database being moved, and select Rename from the context menu.
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In the Rename/Relocate dialog box, enter the existing name of the target database in the Rename box, and click Ok.
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Continue with the restore procedure as explained in Setting restore options, ensuring that the Set 'This Database Can Be Overwritten by a Restore' option is selected for ESE-based restores, and Finalizing and submitting the restore job.

Restoring data to a Recovery Storage Group (RSG) in Exchange 2007

The RSG utility lets you create a special Storage Group that can be mounted outside of an actual Exchange Server’s configuration to serve as a target for the restore of backed-up data. With an RSG in place, you can restore previously backed-up data to an RSG without disrupting the existing structure of the Exchange Server. This option is useful when previously backed-up individual Storage Group data, for example, Mailbox Stores and their contents, must be reviewed, but the Exchange Server must stay up and running. RSGs can also be useful when correspondence is accidentally deleted or must be recovered if there is a legal inquiry. Lost correspondence can be retrieved by performing individual mailbox or mailbox component recovery.

You can find a complete description of RSGs and their usage in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see Understanding Recovery Storage Groups at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124039.aspx.

The procedures that follow illustrate the steps required to establish an RSG in Exchange 2007 and how to use NetVault Backup to restore backed-up data to it.

Creating an RSG for Exchange 2007

Setting up an RSG involves two basic steps:

You can find complete instructions for these procedures in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see Working with Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange 2007 at http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Working-Recovery-Storage-Groups-Exchange-2007.html?printversion.

Restoring data to an RSG for Exchange 2007

With the RSG successfully created and the appropriate databases added to it, you can begin restore procedures of the applicable data to the RSG.

Depending on your backup-and-recovery strategy, see the applicable procedure in Examples of restore sequences for instructions on restoring data items in a backup saveset to an RSG.

During an RSG restore operation, the Plug‑in for Exchange will redirect recovered data to the RSG rather than overwriting the original database.

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