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NetVault Plug-in for Exchange 12.1 - 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

Additional requirements for DAG deployments

Verify that the following prerequisites are met before you install the Plug‑in for Exchange in a DAG deployment:

Microsoft Exchange DAG environment in place: You must have a properly configured DAG environment.
Separate NetVault Backup Server machine: The machine that is to serve as the NetVault Backup Server must be properly configured. It must exist outside the Exchange Server DAG deployment, and it must have network connectivity to the nodes and hosts within the cluster.
NetVault Backup Client name must match host name of Exchange Server in a DAG environment: Verify that the name specified for the NetVault Backup Client matches the host name of the Exchange Server.
Review using NetVault Backup in cluster setup details: Quest strongly recommends that you review the topic dedicated to cluster functionality in the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide to ensure that you understand how the information presented in the following topics works with Exchange Server DAG functionality.

Installing or upgrading the plug-in in standalone deployments

You can install or upgrade the plug-in on individual systems, one at a time. You can also deploy the plug-in to multiple machines by creating a deployment task from the WebUI to push the packages to the specified machines. You can use this method for both new and upgrade installations on Windows-based machines. After the packages are installed on the machines, the new machines are automatically added to the NetVault Backup Server.

Performing a local installation

On the Manage Clients page, select the machine that contains the Exchange Server, and click Manage.
On the View Client page, click the Install Plugin button ().
Click Choose Plug-in File, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in, for example, on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website.
Select the file entitled “exs-x-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxxx represents the version number and platform, and click Open.

Performing a remote installation

This process is not plug-in-specific. For more information, see the topic on deploying clients and plug-in packages in the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Software/Add Clients.
On the Select Software/Add Clients page, select Install NetVault software on remote machines.
In the Package Store list, select the applicable repository.
Click Add NetVault plug-in package.
In the Select packages for deployment dialog, select the file entitled “exs-x-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxxx represents the version number and platform, and click Ok.
Click Next.
On the Machines to Have NetVault Software Installed page, select the applicable machines.
If you are installing an upgrade, select Allow existing NetVault client installations to be upgraded.
Click Install Software/Add Clients.
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