With storeitoffsite, backup and restore of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 full database are simple.
You need to ensure that the following requirements are met by the MS Exchange server.
- OBM v184.108.40.206 or above version is installed on the Exchange Server.
- The Exchange databases selected for backup will be temporarily spooled to a temp directory before being uploaded to the backup server. It is recommended that the temporary directory have disk space of at least 120% of the total database size (e.g. total size of all .edb files found within the Exchange Server installation folder).
- It is recommended that the temporary directory be configured on a local drive.
- For Exchange Server with Active Directory installed, a System State backup must be performed regularly with the Exchange Server backup.
- Backup of Exchange 2010 server in Database Availability Group (DAG) is NOT supported.
For a complete backup of Exchange Server, you need to back up the following components:
For Exchange server with Active Directory installed, as part of the restore, the system state of the server must also be restored. Running regular system state backups of the Exchange is therefore crucial, as it ensures that the system state data is synchronized with the Exchange database data.
Microsoft Information Store (Exchange 2010)
The Information Store of Exchange 2010 contains the data, data definitions, indexes, checksums, flags, and other information that comprise mailboxes in Exchange.
Mailbox databases hold data that are private to an individual user and contain mailbox folders generated when a mailbox is created for that user. A mailbox database is stored as an Exchange database .edb file.
Public folder databases contain the data, their definitions, indexes, checksums, flags, and other information that comprise any public folders in your Exchange organization. In Exchange Server 2010, public folders are an optional feature.
Simply create a Microsoft Exchange Server backup set in the Online Backup Manager (OBM) client-side backup application by selecting [MS Exchange Server Backup] from the backup set type dropdown menu, and select the corresponding version from the version dropdown menu.
In the backup source selection screen, select the Information Store for backup.
Configure the backup schedule, encryption setting.
Configure the temporary backup folder by [Options] in [Backup Setting].
It is recommended that the temporary directory should be configured on a local drive, although a network attached drive is usable.
Fill in the [User Authentication for Windows] setting if a network path is selected.
For database specific backup type, data files spooled by the latest backup job can be kept by disabling the [Remove temporary files after backup] option.
Done. Scheduled backup will run automatically at the configured schedule time.
For a Exchange Server with Active Directory installed, a System State backup must be performed regularly with the Microsoft Exchange Server backup.
Prepare the operating system for the machine that the Microsoft Exchange Server will be restored to (if required). Install the original version of Windows and Microsoft Exchange Server (with the same level of service pack installed as in the original system).
Restore Windows Active Directory (if required). Restore the System State data from OBS, and then restore the System State using WBAdmin.exe.
Install the OBM (if required).
Startup the [Microsoft Information Store] services from Windows Services.
Restore the Exchange database through OBM client-side backup application by selecting the corresponding backup set.
Expand the server tree, select the database to be restored, and [Original Location] for the [Restore files to] option.
Press the [Start Restore] button to begin the restore process. Once completed, the Exchange 2010 database is restored to the original location.
You may restore the Exchange 2010 database to an alternate location if needed.