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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

Renaming Mailbox Databases in Exchange 2010

The Plug‑in for Exchange allows you to rename a 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 Mailbox Database. The following prerequisites are met before initiating the restore:

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

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 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 Mailbox Database in the Rename box, and click Ok.
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Open the Exchange Management Shell.
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.

Restoring data to a Recovery Database (RDB)

An RDB is a special database that is created to hold a restored database where data can be extracted without disturbing user access. The RDB enables the recovery of accidentally deleted mailboxes and other email items, as well supporting data recovery for legal inquiries.

You can find a complete description of RDBs and their usage in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876954.aspx.

The following procedures illustrate the steps required to establish an RDB, and how to use NetVault Backup to restore backed-up data to it. To create an RDB, use the Exchange Management Shell.

Creating an RDB

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Open the Exchange Management Shell.
New-MailboxDatabase ‑Recovery ‑Name <RDB_Name> ‑Server <Exchange_Server_Name>
IMPORTANT: When you create the RDB, do not use Mount-Database. If the database is mounted, the initial Exchange Server database transaction logs are generated. These logs might interfere with the restore job and cause it to fail.

You can find complete instructions for this procedure in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee332321.aspx.

Restoring data to an RDB

With the RDB successfully created, you can restore data to it by completing the steps outlined in Renaming Mailbox Databases in Exchange 2010. Amend those steps to including the following steps:

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After you select the Rename to check box in the Rename/Relocate dialog box, enter the name of the RDB in the text box to direct the backup to the RDB.
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On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
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If you created the RDB on an Exchange Server that is not the active server, select the applicable NetVault Backup Client from the Target Client list on the Create Restore Job page.
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