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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

Add Storage Wizard

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

  • From the main menu, select Add storages, and then click an appropriate menu item.

The wizard includes the following pages:

Select a Backup Access Method

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

Element Description
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:

  • OpenTape Format (OTF) backups created with EMC NetWorker.
  • Tape Archive (TAR) format backups created with NetBackup.
  • Microsoft Tape Format (MTF)-compliant backups, such as backups created with Windows Backup or Backup Exec.
  • Compressed backups created with Backup Exec. Other compressed backups are not supported at this time.

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.

Select an Exchange Type

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

Element Description
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.

Select Backup Software

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

Element Description
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.
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