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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.1 - User Guide

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About storages Extracting an Exchange Server database from backup
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Restoring data
Optimizing Recovery Manager for Exchange performance Storage indexing Restoring messages Restoring attachments Restoring folders Restoring mailboxes Importing Data from .Pst Files to Online Exchange Mailboxes Selecting a target folder Comparing and restoring storages, mailboxes, or folders Searching for messages, attachments, or folders in source storages
Automated Tasks Management Shell Web Interface Appendices
Mailbox Restore Wizard Public Folder Restore Wizard Message Restore Wizard Message Delete Wizard Import .Pst Files Wizard Add Storage Wizard Catalog Wizard Task Wizard
Select Action Select Template Specify Task File Option: Catalog Backups Template Option: Restore Templates
Comparison of Recovery Manager for Exchange editions

Working with HP Data Protector

This section provides information about how to extract and register Exchange Server databases from backups created with Data Protector.

To extract Exchange Server databases from backups created with Data Protector, you can use the Exchange Server Emulation feature of Recovery Manager for Exchange. When Exchange Server emulation is started on the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer, it appears as an Exchange Server to the backup software. Then, you can extract Exchange Server databases from backup to the Recovery Manager for Exchangee computer and access them with Recovery Manager for Exchange to find, preview, and selectively restore items.

This section covers:

Guidelines for working with HP Data Protector

Note: The procedure of installing Data Protector may vary depending on the version of Data Protector that you use. For more information, see the HP Data Protector documentation.

  • Ensure that the computer where you want to use Recovery Manager for Exchange does not have Microsoft Exchange Server installed: the Exchange Server Emulation feature of Recovery Manager for Exchange is not supported on computers running Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • You can install Recovery Manager for Exchangee on the Data Protector computer or on a different computer available on the network.

If Recovery Manager for Exchange and Data Protector are installed on the same computer, make sure that the computer has following software installed:

  • Microsoft Exchange System Management Tools supplied with the Exchange Server version you want to emulate.
  • MS Exchange Integration component supplied with HP Data Protector.

This component must be compatible with the Exchange Server version whose backups you want to extract with Recovery Manager for Exchange. For example, this component can be named MS Exchange Integration, MS Exchange 2010+ Integration, or MS Exchange 2000/2003 Integration.

  • MS Volume Shadow Copy Integration component if you want to extract data from VSS backups created HP Data Protector.
  • The Esebcli2.dll file installed with Exchange System Management Tools must be added to the PATH system environment variable. For a step-by-step procedure, see Adding esebcli2.dll file to the PATH system variable.

If Recovery Manager for Exchange and Data Protector are installed on different computers, make sure that these computers can access each other by NetBIOS names. In this scenario, the following software must be installed on the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer:

  • Microsoft Exchange System Management Tools supplied with the Exchange Server version you want to emulate.
  • Data Protector Client for Windows. For a step-by-step procedure, see Installing Data Protector Client.
  • MS Exchange Integration component supplied with HP Data Protector.

This component must be compatible with the Exchange Server version whose backups you want to extract with Recovery Manager for Exchange. For example, this component can be named MS Exchange Integration, MS Exchange 2010+ Integration, or MS Exchange 2000/2003 Integration.

  • MS Volume Shadow Copy Integration component if you want to extract data from VSS backups created HP Data Protector.
  • The Esebcli2.dll file installed with Exchange System Management Tools must be added to the PATH system environment variable on the Recovery Manager for Exchangecomputer. For a step-by-step procedure, see Adding esebcli2.dll file to the PATH system variable.
Installing Data Protector Client

To install Data Protector Client

  1. On the computer where Data Protector Server is installed, start Data Protector Manager. For details, see the documentation for your version of HP Data Protector.
  2. In the Context List, click Clients.
  3. In the Scoping Pane, right-click Clients, and then click Add Clients.
  4. In the Name box, type NetBIOS or DNS name of the computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange. Click Add, and then click Next.
  5. On the Components tab, select the following check boxes:
    • MS Exchange Integration
    • MS Volume Shadow Copy Integration
    • MS Exchange Server 2010+ Integration (if you want to register storages from Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 backups).
  6. Open the Options tab.
  7. Clear the Use default system account check box and specify credentials of an account having local administrator rights on the computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. If you are using a pre-6.2 version of Data Protector and want to work with databases of Exchange Server 2010 or 2013, rename or move the file Omni_MicrosoftExchangeWriter.dll that is located in <Data Protector installation folder>/Bin.
Adding esebcli2.dll file to the PATH system variable

In order Data Protector could extract Exchange Server databases from backups, you must add the Esebcli2.dll file that is installed with the Exchange System Management Tools to the PATH system environment variable on the computer where Recovery Manager for Exchangee is installed.

By adding the Esebcli2.dll file to the PATH system variable, you make the file accessible to Data Protector. Without access to that file, Data Protector cannot extract Exchange databases from backups.

To add the Esebcli2.dll file to the PATH system variable

  1. On the computer where Recovery Manager for Exchange is installed, open the System Properties window (sysdm.cpl).
  2. In the System Properties window, go to the Advanced tab, and then click Environment Variables.
  3. Under System Variables, select the entry that includes the PATH variable. Click Edit.
  4. After the last character in the Variable value text box, type the following, and then click OK: ;<full path to the Exchange System Management Tools installation folder>\Bin.
  5. In the Environment Variables dialog box, click OK.
  6. Open the Services tool, and restart the Data Protector Inet service.

Extracting a database by using HP Data Protector

Note: The procedures described in this topic may vary depending on the version of Data Protector that you use. For more information, see the Data Protector documentation.

To extract a database by using Data Protector

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Add Storages | From Backups.
  2. On the Select a Backup Access Method page of the wizard, select Access Exchange backups with thirdparty software. Click Next.
  3. On the Select Backup Software page, do the following:
    1. From the Use this software list, select HP Data Protector.
    2. From the Software version list, select your version of Data Protector.
    3. Click Next.
  4. Step through the wizard to specify parameters for emulating restore interface of Exchange Server.
  5. On the Emulating Exchange Server page, wait until the Status box displays “Emulation started. Waiting for connection from backup application.”
  6. Start Data Protector Manager.

Important: If Recovery Manager for Exchange and Data Protector are running on different computers, you must start Data Protector under an account that has local administrator rights on the computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange.

  1. In the Context List, click Restore.
  2. In the left pane (also known as Scoping Pane), under Restore Objects, specify the Exchange Server backup you want to use.
  3. Specify the backup components you want to restore.

To specify the components, in some HP Data Protector versions you need to use the Source tab in the right pane.

  1. Perform the steps related to your Exchange Server version:

Table 12: Steps to perform in Data Protector Manager

Exchange Server 2000

Exchange Server 2003

Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2013

  1. In the right pane, open the Options tab.
  2. Select the Restore to another client check box, and specify the computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange as a restore target.
  3. In the Directory for temporary log files box (Exchange Server 2000 or later), type the local path to an empty folder. Note that it is a local path on the computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange. This computer must have enough disk space to accommodate the log and patch files.
  4. If you are restoring a full backup without any incremental or differential backups, select Last restore set (start recovery) to start the log file replay operation after restoring the database. If you are restoring incremental or differential backups, do not select this check box until you restore the last backup set.
  1. In the right pane, open the Source tab.
  2. Select the check box next to the database you want to register with Recovery Manager for Exchange.
  3. Right-click the database, and then click Properties.
  4. Select the Select for restore check box.
  5. From the Restore method list, select Restore files to a temporary location.
  6. From the Target client list, select the computer where Recovery Manager for Exchange is installed.
  7. In the Restore into location text box, type the path to the folder on the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer to which you want to extract the database from backup. The folder you specify must be empty.
  8. If you want to replay the database log files, select the Perform database recovery check box.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Open the Options tab, and then use the Startup client list to select the computer where Recovery Manager for Exchange is installed.
  11. On the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer, in the folder %ProgramData%\OmniBack\, create a new file named Omnirc.
  12. In the Omnirc file, add the following line: OB2BARHOSTNAME=<Value> Where <Value> is the name of backed up Exchange Server or database availability group (DAG).
  1. Click Restore. Wait for the restore operation to complete, and then click Finish.
  2. After restoring all backup sets, return to Recovery Manager for Exchange. If you did not specify the last backup set in Data Protector, on the Emulating Exchange Server page in the Add Storage Wizard, select the Last backup set restored check box.
  3. Follow the Add Storage Wizard to complete the storage registration.

Working with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

You can use Recovery Manager for Exchange to register Exchange Server databases from the following types of backups created with Tivoli Storage Manager:

  • Streaming backups
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshot backups

Note: The account under which the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) client runs must have the Exchange Organization Management permissions.

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