for Backup Exec 2012 version of this series check my article: http://www.sureskillz.com/2012/09/04/how-to-backup-exchange-2010-using-symantec-backup-exec-2012-msexchange-microsoft-symantec-backupexec/
In this part we will explore the options to backup and restore the data using Backupexec from the Exchange Server.
Backupexec offers 2 ways to restore the data to Exchange:
- Using Mailbox database restore, which restore the entire database this could be used in case of database corruption either logically or physically.
- restore individual mailbox or mail items (mail or attachment for example) from the backup set, this is a more practical solution in day to day operations in case of email item got deleted or a mailbox needed to be recovered for a reason or another, in order to restore a mailbox or individual email item, BE uses the Exchange web services to restore the mailbox or the email item thus you need to be aware of any network/firewall requirements that might be needed to make this happens.for the sake of this blog post, we will explore option 2 (restoring individual email items and mailboxes) since option 1 will be explored in the following blog post exploring corrupted databases, lost logs and dirty shutdowns.Exchange 2010 Backup job Creation:to create a backup for the Exchange 2010, open the BE management console and create a backup job, from the job creation section:
from the wizard point to the Custom Selection to be able to select individual mailboxes/databases, otherwise you will select the hall DAG and backup all of the mailbox databases