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attempting to restore Exchange databases with DPM 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've done a test recovery of an exchange 2007 SP2 rollup 4 server on Windows 2008 with DPM 2010.  When trying to restore the exchange databases I get the error:

    DPM encountered a retryable VSS error (ID 30112). 

    Not sure how to fix that..Any suggestions?

    Also...if I want to be able to restore an Exchange server with BMR..what is the best strategy for backing up the exchange server.  If the logs and db's are on different drives....do I select those drives when I back up the OS part as well or just pick out the c drive, system state, and BMR?  I guess the best practices for recovery are a little grey.  If I restore to similar hardware...

    1. do a BMR

    2. restore exchange dbs

    Is that enough or do I need to select the database and log volumes as well when I back up the C drive and system state?

     

     

    • Moved by Praveen D [MSFT] Monday, July 19, 2010 6:40 AM Moving to DPM Exchange Protection Forum (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:27 AM

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  • Hey,

    There used to be an issue with that but I am not sure if it is still the case with SP2 and rollup 4.

    Anyway, the workaround for that can be found in the user actions here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb217320(EXCHG.80).aspx

    For your second question:

    When you are going to do BMR, changes are that only your c-drive will be protected.  So select the other drivers also if your exchange install base is on other drives (logs etc...).

    When you need to restore, you can do the BMR, place an agent on it, and then recover exchange, just as you said.  Similar hardware is not necessary, as long as you have the same HAL and you have a windows PE or something that has drivers for your network and disks

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler


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    Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:29 AM
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  • Hello,

    As far as BMR is concerned, the critical data will be backed up.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634208.aspx

    Critical volumes = Boot Volume + System Volume + Volume hosting system state data such as AD DIT/log volumes.

    On the exchange VSS retryable error problem, are you seeing the code of: 800423f3
    As per: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970643


    Thanks
    Shane

    Sunday, August 8, 2010 5:04 AM
    Moderator