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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.3 - 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

Backups Tab

You can use this tab to add Exchange Server backups to the backup catalog, remove previously cataloged backups from the backup catalog, and view information about the backups that are in the catalog.

This tab includes the following elements:

  • Cataloged backups. Displays information about the backups that are in the Recovery Manager for Exchange backup catalog and allows you to selectively remove backups from the backup catalog.

The following table provides descriptions of the list columns:

Table 6: List columns

Column Description
Computer

Displays the name of the Exchange Server computer whose databases are in the cataloged backup. You can use the following elements next to each entry in this column:

  • Plus sign (+). Shows information about the contents of the cataloged backup.
  • Minus sign (-). Hides information about the contents of the cataloged backup.
Backup Date Displays date and time of backup creation.
Backup Contents Displays information about the contents of the cataloged backup.
Backup Type Displays type of the cataloged backup.
  • Add. Starts the Catalog Wizard that helps you catalog new Exchange Server backups and add them to the Cataloged backups list.
  • Remove. Removes selected backups from the Cataloged backups list and from the backup catalog.
  • Select All. Selects all backups in the Cataloged backups list.
  • Filter by computer. Filters backups in the Cataloged backups list by the computer name letters you type in the text box.

To add backups to the backup catalog

  1. On the Backups tab, click Add.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Catalog Wizard. For more information about the Catalog Wizard, see Catalog Wizard. Note that backup cataloging can be a lengthy process.

To remove backups from the backup catalog

  1. In the Computer column, select the check boxes next to the entries that represent the backups you want to remove from the backup catalog.
  2. Click Remove.

The selected backups are removed from both the Cataloged backups list and the Recovery Manager for Exchange backup catalog.

Stores Tab

You can use this tab to select the Exchange Server stores that you want to register as storages. You can also view which of the registered storages are associated with a particular Exchange Server store.

This tab includes the following elements:

  • Stores in cataloged backups. Displays information about the Exchange Server stores that are in the cataloged backups and enables you to select the stores to register.

The following table provides descriptions of the list columns:

Table 7: List columns

Column Description
Store

Displays the names of the Exchange Server stores held in at least one of the cataloged backups.

You can use the following elements next to each entry in this column:

  • Plus sign (+). Shows dates and times of creation of the cataloged backups that hold a particular Exchange store.
  • Minus sign (-). Hides dates and times of creation of the cataloged backups that hold a particular Exchange store.
Backup Dates Displays dates and times when a particular Exchange Server store was backed up. You can use this column to select the cataloged backups from which you want to register a particular Exchange Server store.
Associated Storages Displays the names of the Recovery Manager for Exchange storages that are based on a particular Exchange Server store.
  • Show storage group names. Displays storage group names in the Store column.
  • Filter by store. Filters stores in the Stores in cataloged backups list by the store name letters you type in the text box.
  • Register New Storages. Starts the Add Storage Wizard that helps you register new storages from cataloged Exchange Server backups. This button is only available when you select at least one backup in the Backup Dates column.

To register storages

  1. In the Store column, click the plus sign (+) next to the list entries you want to register as storages.
  2. In the Backup Dates column, select the check boxes next to the dates representing the backups from which you want to register storages.
  3. Click Register New Storages.

Follow the instructions in the Add Storage Wizard. For more information, see Add Storage Wizard.

Licensing

This section provides information about the Recovery Manager for Exchange licensing: when license allocation occurs, how to manage allocated licenses, view the installed license file details, and install a new license file.

When installing Recovery Manager for Exchange, you must supply a valid license file provided by Quest. The file regulates the following:

  • The number of mailboxes you can have in registered source storages.

This number includes all mailboxes in offline Exchange stores, Domino databases, and live on-premises or cloud-based Exchange organizations associated with source storages.

  • The number of Personal Folders (.pst) files you can register as source storages.
  • Whether or not you can register public folders as source storages.

This section covers:

License allocation

The Recovery Manager for Exchange license file contains a certain number of licenses for Exchange and Domino mailboxes and Personal Folders (.pst) files. Recovery Manager for Exchange allocates licenses from the installed license file to mailboxes or .pst files when you perform any of these actions:

  • Register an offline Exchange Server store or Lotus Domino database as a source storage, and then open that source storage in the Recovery Manager for Exchange user interface.

Recovery Manager for Exchange allocates licenses to all mailboxes the store or database includes. When you register the same store or database again (from another backup, for example), the mailboxes are recounted and their total number is updated with the new number of mailboxes held in the store or database being registered.

A primary mailbox and its associated archive mailbox are regarded as one mailbox.

  • Register an online Exchange mailbox as a source storage, and then open that source storage in the Recovery Manager for Exchange user interface.

Recovery Manager for Exchange allocates licenses to all online mailboxes in the on-premises or cloudbased Exchange organization to which the registered mailbox belongs.

A primary Exchange mailbox and its associated archive mailbox are regarded as one mailbox.

  • Register a Personal Folders (.pst) file as a source storage, and then open that source storage in the Recovery Manager for Exchange user interface.

When you have expended all licenses in the installed license file (that is, all licenses have been allocated to mailboxes or .pst files), to register new source storages you need to obtain and install a new license file holding a greater number of licenses. Note that you cannot revoke licenses allocated to mailboxes or .pst files.

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