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backup option to protect exchange 2010 DAG databases using DPM 2012 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Please help me to understand while protecting exchange 2010 databases from DAG is it required to protect passive copy of database through DPM? There are 2 nodes in exchange DAG.

    Consider the scenarios:

    There four databases D1, D2, D3, D4 and all are active from Node 1. We have protected all the database only from Node 1 using DPM 2012.

    Scenario 1: If disaster happened to Node 1 then can we use the backup of Node 1 to restore the database on Node 2 if required. In this case is it required to change backup in DPM from node 1 to node 2 manually?

    Scenario 2: Suppose later disaster happened to Node 2 as well prior to making backup option change from Node 1 to node 2 then how can we restore exchange databases as both nodes are down?

    What is recommended option to backup exchange 2010 DAG databases using DPM 2012, is it to backup only active database or both active & passive databases?

    Concern is that if we protect both active & passive databases in DPM then it is occupying approx. double disk space.

    So please appropriate backup option to protect exchange 2010 DAG databases using DPM 2012.

    Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:27 AM

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