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Backup Exec 12.5 - Tool for the JOB?


Utilise SAN for Disk Backups and Archive to TAPE

1. Weekly backup strategy for 1 Exchange 2003 Server - 27GB Store No Public Folders
2. Most efficient DR strategy to recover Exchange to dissimilar hardware.


1. Weekly Backup Routine: Mon (FULL + Granular) Tue - Sun (DIFF)
(Monday Full to be kept for 1 Month) - Rotation
(Last Day of Month Full - Archived for 3 Months) - Rotation

(Backup to include Information Store and System State)

2. Backup Exec System Recovery Server 8.5 to create weely recovery point - Restore to new hardware - Restore Backups of IS.

Primary and Secondary Site Archive intervals to be decided - LAN Disk --> Tape


Exchange - Do we need to backup any other data?
Exec Recovery - Is this the most efficient way of recovering Exchange to new hardware?

And most important how would you guys go about this scenario?

3.5TB HP EVA 3300 SAN - VDisks

Thanks in advance for all your comments.

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Syed Mutahir Ali

8/22/2022 - Mon

You can just backup the information store from the exchange point of view, once the backup ran successful and you have to retore to a new server this will work just fine

No, just use the same OS and the same Exchange - install client and you can start the recovery (the name of the replacement server need to be the same.

Syed Mutahir Ali

Yes, Symantec Backup Exec System recovery ;
I have just used the restore anywhere feature on another server and everything is working perfect ;
it included, server 2008 enterprise, exchange 2007  on a dell pe 2950 ; point to be noted is that it had the same raid card and storage vault as the previous one.
I just booted with SRD disc and pointed it to the snapshot/ recovery image I had for that specific server and in 40 minutes i was able to login with the same username/paswd.
Syed Mutahir Ali

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