Backing up Exchange 2010 DAG using symantec backup exec 2010

HI,

I have exchange 2010 DAG with 1 set of passive copy of each database. How I can configure symantec backup exec 2010 to backup only the passive copy and what are the limitations and advantages of taking passive copy backup. And also how we can restore some mailbox to active server

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Glen KnightCommented:
>>Regarding restore, I am backing up passive copy of mailbox1 database and when restoring I need to restore to Active copy of mailbox1 database.

Why? Just switch the passive to being live and restore to that.

>>Thanks.. Means there is nothing additional we need to do and it is same as a normal backup exec installed in a single exchange 2010 server?

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Glen KnightCommented:
Technically you only need to take a backup of one copy, and you should be able to do this with the agent installed on the exchange server where the copy you want to backup is.

A lot of people are actually using DAGs as a backup method and not using another backup.

You will need to restore the mailboxes to the database they were backed up from.  As far as I am aware they cannot be restored to a different database.
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vneedhelpAuthor Commented:
HI,

Thanks.. Means there is nothing additional we need to do and it is same as a normal backup exec installed in a single exchange 2010 server?

Regarding restore, I am backing up passive copy of mailbox1 database and when restoring I need to restore to Active copy of mailbox1 database.

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