The Add Storage Wizard helps you register new source and target storages to work with.
A source storage is a storage that Recovery Manager for Exchange can search and restore data from. All registered source storages are located in the Source Storages node in the left pane. After you register a source storage, you can browse and search that storage to restore message-level items, attachments, mailboxes, or public folders.
A target storage is a storage to which Recovery Manager for Exchange can restore data. All registered target
storages are located in the Target Storages node in the left pane.
Items that are supported as source and/or target storages depend on the Recovery Manager for Exchange edition you are using. For more information, see Comparison of Recovery Manager for Exchange editions.
To start the Add Storage Wizard
The wizard includes the following pages:
On this page, the wizard prompts you to select a method for registering new storages.
Recovery Manager for Exchange can integrate with existing backup software, allowing you to access Exchange Server backups through the same software you use to create and manage backups. To provide interoperability with backup software, Recovery Manager for Exchange offers the following methods for registering storages from backups:
Exchange Server emulation. The computer running Recovery Manager for Exchange appears as an Exchange Server to the backup software. You can restore Exchange Server backups by redirecting the restore to the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer.
Access to backup server. Recovery Manager for Exchange connects to a backup server that is part of the backup infrastructure, issues requests for backups stored on that server, and uses standard protocols to retrieve the backups and restore data from them. Access to backup server is only used to integrate with such backup software products as EMC NetWorker, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, and Microsoft Data Protection Manager. To integrate with other products, Recovery Manager for Exchange uses the Exchange Server Emulation method.
Table 77: User interface elements
|Access Exchange backups with thirdparty software||
Allows you to use third-party backup software to extract Exchange Server databases from backups and register these databases as source storages.
For more information on supported third-party backup software, see the "Supported Backup Software" section in the Release Notes supplied with this version of Recovery Manager for Exchange.
|Access Exchange backups directly||
Allows you to directly access backups, extract Exchange Server databases from them, and then register these databases as source storages.
With this option you can only use the following types of backups:
NOTE: To directly access compressed backups created with Backup Exec, you need to make several Backup Exec .dll files available to Recovery Manager for Exchange. For more information, see Working with Symantec Backup Exec.
On this page, you can select the type of Exchange that hosts the items you wish to register as storages.
Table 78: User interface elements
|Exchange Server||Select this option if you want to access an on-premises Exchange Server that is currently online.|
|Exchange Online (Office 365)||Select this option if you want to access Exchange Online that is part of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based service.|
On this page, you can select the name and version of the third-party backup software with which you want to access and extract the backups that hold the databases you wish to register with Recovery Manager for Exchange.
Table 79: User interface elements
|Use this software||Provides a list of third-party software products supported by Recovery Manager for Exchange. Use this list to select your software.|
|Software version||Provides a list of software versions supported by Recovery Manager for Exchange. Use this list to select the installed version of the software product you selected from the Use this software list.|