You need to ensure that the following requirements are met by the MS Exchange server.
|The OBM is installed on the Exchange Server.|
|Microsoft Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) is installed on the MS Exchange server.|
|The built in administrator account must be enabled.
(Caution: For Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 / 2008 / 2011, the built-in administrator account is disabled by default.)
|The operating system account to be running the Brick-Level backup (e.g. administrator) must have a mailbox and is NOT hidden from the Global Mailbox List.|
|Backup of Exchange 2010 SP1 in Hosting Mode is NOW supported.|
For the OBM version 188.8.131.52 or above, scheduled backup can be performed without changing the scheduler service's log on setting. Scheduled backups are performed using the operating system account configured in the [User Authentication for Windows] field. If such setting is not configured, the scheduled backup would precede with the default Local System account (default log on account for AhsayOBM scheduler). In this case, the backup will most likely fail with permission denied error.
Brick-Level backup for Microsoft Exchange Server is not designed to fully protect an Exchange Server, but to facilitate easy backup and fast restore of individual emails, contacts or calendars, etc. A Brick-Level restore cannot fully recover the Information Store after a disaster. Therefore, in order to fully protect the Exchange Server, a Brick-Level Backup must be utilized in conjunction with full Information Store Backup with OBM.
Brick-Level backup requires "Full Mailbox Access" permission for the user running the OBM. Please refer to the forums for the detailed procedures of granting permission to the operating system account for running the Brick-Level backup.
For the OBM installation on 64 bit machines, please start the backup application by running the RunOBC32.bat file found under the application installation bin directory:
Create a MS Exchange mail level backup set by selecting [MS Exchange Mail Level Backup] from the backup set type dropdown menu. Enter your preferred backup set name, e.g. "Mail Backup Set".
Expand the Mailbox Store to select the corresponding mailboxes for backup.
Configure a backup schedule and the encryption setting for unattended backups. Multiple backup schedules of different types can be configured for the same backup set. When completed, scheduled backup will run automatically at the scheduled time.
Select the [Restore] button on the OBM main menu, and select the corresponding backup set to be restored.
Select the individual mail item(s) to be restored, and then press the [Start Restore] button.
When completed, the selected item(s) will be restored to the original location of the Exchange Server.