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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.1 - Product Overview

Support for recovery databases and recovery storage group

When it comes to finding and restoring items in recovery databases or databases in a recovery storage group, Recovery Manager for Exchange offers unparalleled flexibility and ease of use. With Recovery Manager for Exchangee, you can use a multitude of search criteria to find specific email items in recovery databases or databases in a recovery storage group on a live Exchange Server.

You can then preview and restore specific email items directly to online user mailboxes, folders, or one of the many popular file formats supported by Recovery Manager for Exchange. The search and restore tasks can be accomplished by using either the Recovery Manager for Exchange graphical user interface or cmdlets supplied with the Recovery Manager for Exchange Management Shell.

Recovery Manager for Exchange is an ideal tool to carry out e-discovery tasks on recovery databases and databases in a recovery storage group. It provides an easy, flexible, and straightforward means to preview and retrieve the email items that meet your search criteria.

A new feature in Exchange Server 2010, Recovery Database allows you to mount an offline mailbox database (for example, extracted from backup), and selectively restore data from that database to a specific folder, file, or merge it directly to an existing user mailbox.

The Recovery Storage Group (RSG) feature first appeared in Exchange Server 2003 and is included in Exchange Server 2007. This feature is designed to help you retrieve mailbox data without having to install and configure a separate Exchange recovery server.

Support for snapshot backups

Recovery Manager for Exchange allows you to restore data from snapshot backups of Exchange data stores. Snapshot technology—the process of making a “point-in-time” copy for backup—reduces the impact on production servers, while reducing the time needed to back up data. Snapshot backups are therefore used by many organizations to eliminate downtime and performance degradation that may result from data protection process.

By supporting snapshot backups, Recovery Manager for Exchange allows you to selectively restore email items from any existing backups. There is no need to modify your current backup procedures in order to perform a granular restore.

Access to Exchange database without applying log files

When registering an Exchange Server database with Recovery Manager for Exchange, you have the option to perform a hard repair on the database to bring it to a consistent state without applying log files. This allows you to access an Exchange Server database if it is damaged, or if the database’s log files and .stm file are inaccessible, missing, or corrupted.

This option is especially useful when you need to restore data from a database that was saved following a system failure, and thus the database files are not guaranteed to be free of data corruption. To restore from such a damaged database, you first need to perform a hard repair on the database.

Restore data from or to Archive Manager

Recovery Manager for Exchange supports Archive Manager both as a source and target storage. This allows you to restore messages from an Archive Manager instance registered with Recovery Manager for Exchange to any registered target storage or one of the many formats supported by Recovery Manager for Exchange. You can also quickly and easily restore entire mailboxes or specific email messages from source storages registered with Recovery Manager for Exchange to Archive Manager.

Archive Manager is a platform for archiving. By capturing, indexing, and storing a single instance of messaging data into a scalable and secure repository, IT administrators can be assured of lower storage costs, faster e-Discovery response and strict compliance through the preservation of business-critical messaging data.

For more information about Archive Manager, see the Archive Manager Web page at http://quest.com/products/archive-manager.

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