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Protecting Exchange Server 2010

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

You can use the Create New Protection Group Wizard to protect Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) will protect the Exchange Server databases for Exchange Server 2010 that are contained in a database availability group (DAG).

WarningWarning
You cannot recover the database if the name of the Exchange Server database starts with a space. Make sure that the database name does not start with a space.

noteNote
If you try to perform parallel backups on multiple copies of the same Exchange Server database, then the backup procedure will fail.

In addition to the wizard pages that you completed to protect Exchange Server 2007, you must perform the steps on the following wizard pages to protect Exchange Server 2010.

To protect Microsoft Exchange Server 2010:

  1. On the Select Protection Group Type page, select Server, and then click Next to continue.

  2. On the Select Group Members page, expand the domain under which the DAG resides. When you expand the DAG, all the existing databases, together with their respective nodes are displayed. Select the data that you want to protect, and then click Next to continue.

    noteNote
    The Create New Protection Group Wizard does not indicate which databases are active or passive. Make sure that you already know which databases are active or passive. For servers that are part of a DAG, the databases will be listed under the <DAG-name> node.

  3. On the Specify Exchange Protection Options page, specify if you want to run the Eseutil tool on one of the Exchange Server databases. For members on Exchange Server 2010, select if you want to run the Eseutil tool for both the database and the log files, or just for the log files. If you protect the DAG servers, you should run the Eseutil tool for log files only. For standalone servers, you should select both the database and the log files.

  4. On the Specify Exchange DAG Protection page, select the databases for copy backup and express full backup. To protect multiples copies of the same database, select only one database for express full and incremental backup, and then select the remaining copies for copy backup.

  5. On the Select Data Protection Method page, select whether you want to use short-term disk-based protection or long-term tape-based protection, and then click Next to continue.

  6. On the Select Short-term Goals page, specify your protection goals, such as retention range and synchronization frequency, and then click Next to continue.

  7. On the Summary page, review your selections, and then click Create Group to complete the wizard.

    noteNote
    If you change the status of the Exchange Server database from active to passive or vice-versa, you are not required to make any changes on the DPM server. DPM will continue to back up the data from the same node without any failures.

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