sabato 2 giugno 2012 06:38
I am using MS Exchange Server 2010 and I am looking to Backup my whole mail server.
I feel that using some softwares for this can help me out to make my work easy.
Can anyone suggest me some good Exchange Backup and Restore Software.
Thanks and Regards,
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sabato 2 giugno 2012 10:29
Have you considered to use the built-in backup software in Windows 2008?
sabato 2 giugno 2012 16:54
The built in backup on Windows 2008 and higher is a bit poor really. Limited to only backing up to USB drive, which means if you are on a VM, it is totally useless.
For small implementations I use Backup Assist. It is cheap and works. It will allow you to backup what you need. Combined with the recovery options in Exchange, you can recover the complete server quickly and easily.
sabato 2 giugno 2012 17:31
"The built in backup on Windows 2008 and higher is a bit poor really. Limited to only backing up to USB drive, which means if you are on a VM, it is totally useless."
That is not actually the case is it?
I have set up this backup program to back up to a share - and then it doesn't matter whether the server is a virtual or a physical one.
sabato 2 giugno 2012 17:35Moderatore
Have you tried System Centre Data Centre Manager?
Lagged database copy feature can be also useful
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sabato 2 giugno 2012 18:24
Regarding the features, I really like Restrospect. You can backup databases and mailboxes and can restore from database level down to individual message level. Comes in handy when users accidently delete something and realize it the day after the retention period ended.
Sadly, since Exchange 2007, the implementation seems to be quite shaky. I had serveral installations crash on me with the same error after migrating from ex2003 and that means tracking down problematic mailboxes and then improvising some kind of workaround (usually reimporting from pst fixed problems for me). So I'm quite hesitant to suggest it. There is a free trial, though, and once it works, it does the job well, imho.
domenica 3 giugno 2012 00:03
I've been using a product for several years now called Replay from Appassure and I love it. Since they have been bought by Dell, I think they are just calling it Dell Appassure now http://www.appassure.com/
I did started off at my current job using Microsoft's DPM 2007 and while it worked ok, the Appassure product just seemed to be a lot more functional and mature product. I don't have any experience with Microsoft newer DPM 2010; I hear its a lot better than their previous, but the Appassure software hasn't slacked any on their innovation and advances either. I would recommend going through a demo and deciding for yourself.
venerdì 8 giugno 2012 13:56I've been using Handy Backup Server for this, works perfectly for backup of the whole db. May be a bit tricky to set up though, and only restores the same way it backs up - the entire db at once, but is pretty efficient