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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.1 - User Guide

Getting started Working with storages
About storages Extracting an Exchange Server database from backup
Working with Quest® Rapid Recovery® (AppAssure®) Working with Quest® NetVault Backup® Working with Quest® vRanger® Working with CA ARCserve Backup Working with EMC NetWorker Working with HP Data Protector Working with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Working with Microsoft Data Protection Manager Working with Microsoft Windows Backup Working with Microsoft Windows Server Backup Working with Symantec Backup Exec Working with Symantec NetBackup Working with unlisted backup software
Accessing backups directly Extracting incremental or differential backups Registering a storage Opening a storage Closing a storage Renaming a storage Deleting a storage Deleting items from a target storage Deleting items from a source storage Setting access permissions for target files
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

Specify Exchange Database Files

Appendices > Add Storage Wizard > Specify Exchange Database Files

Use this page to enter the full path to the properties database (.edb) file that belongs to the offline Exchange Server database you want to register as a storage.

On this page, you can also specify the following:

  • Streaming database (.stm) file that belongs to the specified Exchange Server database. You can only specify an .stm file for pre-Exchange Server 2007 databases, as databases originating from Exchange Server 2007 and later do not have .stm file.

Properties database (.edb) and streaming database (.stm) files are final repositories for all Exchange Server database information. An .stm file is an Internet content store that contains transmitted messages with their native Internet content.

By default, the .edb and .stm files of an Exchange Server database are located in the same folder. If the Exchange Server database you register is configured so that its .stm file is located in a different folder, you can specify that folder.

  • Transaction log files that belong to the specified Exchange Server database. Transaction log files are used to store changes that are made to the database in memory, thus providing a way to restore transactions that were committed but not written to the database files.

By default, log files are located in the same folder as the .edb file. If the Exchange Server database you register is configured so that its log files are located in a different folder, you can specify that folder.

Table 100: User interface elements

Element Description
Path to .edb file Enter the full path to the .edb file that belongs to the offline Exchange Server database you want to register as a storage.
Path to .stm file

Enter the full path to the .edb file that corresponds to the specified .edb file.

You can only specify an .stm file for pre-Exchange Server 2007 databases, as databases originating from Exchange Server 2007 and later do not have an .stm file.

Path to log files Enter the transaction log files that correspond to the specified .edb file. The wizard looks for the log files in the folder you specify and its subfolders.
Perform a hard repair on the database Performs a hard repair operation on the database. You can select this check box if the .stm file and/or transaction log files are inaccessible, missing, or corrupted.
Defragment the database to reduce its size on disk Allows you to reduce the size of the specified offline Exchange Server database by defragmenting it.

Specify Defragmentation Parameters

Appendices > Add Storage Wizard > Specify Defragmentation Parameters

Use this page to enter parameters to defragment the offline Exchange Server database being registered and save it to the files you want. Defragmenting an Exchange Server database allows you to reduce the database size on disk.

Table 101: User interface elements

Element Description
Path to defragmented .edb file Enter the full path at which you want to save the defragmented .edb file of the Exchange Server database.
Path to defragmented .stm file Enter the full path at which you want to save the defragmented .stm file of the Exchange Server database.
Delete the source fragmented database

When this check box is selected, the wizard deletes the source fragmented Exchange Server database after the defragmentation operation completes and the defragmented database is saved to the specified target files.

When this check box is cleared, the wizard leaves the source fragmented Exchange Server database intact.

Defragment Databases

Appendices > Add Storage Wizard > Defragment Databases

Use this page to defragment Exchange Server databases extracted from backup by using integration with thirdparty backup software. The wizard creates a defragmented copy for each fragmented source Exchange Server database extracted from backup. Optionally, you can delete the source fragmented databases to save disk space.

Database defragmentation is required because the computer from which the Exchange Server databases originate and the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer have different language and locale settings. Defragmentation makes the Exchange Server databases compatible with the language and locale settings on the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer.

Table 102: User interface elements

Element Description
Databases to defragment Lists the Exchange Server databases that require defragmentation.
Delete source databases after successful defragmentation Delete the source fragmented Exchange Server database extracted from backup for which a defragmented copy was successfully created.

Database Defragmentation Progress

Appendices > Add Storage Wizard > Database Defragmentation Progress

This page displays the progress of the defragmentation operation.

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