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Backup/Restore AD and Exchange

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we have our AD and exchange running on ESX and everything works fine, we have all server 2008 R2 and exchange 2010 SP2.

Snapshots happen on a two hour base.

besides that, we need additional security. the idea is, to have a system state backup,for instance in case an object gets deleted,so we  can restore asap.

what would be a good solution?
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you sent me a link for server 2003. we have 2008 R2. we have the AD recycle bin enabled,but that alone doesnt allow me to restore AD metadata.

Snapshot for backup for AD and Exchange is not supported? why is that?

any other recommandations what i should implement?
BusbarSolutions Architect

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it is not supported because of how they work, it just doesn't work for them this is by design.

the only way is to use a 3rd party as I said

Author

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ok, for now i dont need tools.
just an idea what and how it should be backed up (and restored)
BusbarSolutions Architect

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for AD it is the system state, for Exchange system state and mailbox database, how to restore it depends on how you will backup those.

Author

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as said before, we have VM snapshots and i need another solution which makes it possible to restore items in case of a failure.

i assume,that snapshots are useless in that respect?

Author

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i changed the following things:

both DC`s are being backup by server 2008 r2 full backup.
exchange 2010 is being backed up by snapshots

anything else which is missing?

Author

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it is not supported because of how they work, it just doesn't work for them this is by design.

the only way is to use a 3rd party as I said

Busbar: can you be more specific pls?

we have snapmanager running on our exchange and a single mailbox recovery. why would that not work? pls explain.

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id like to use OSSV backup for our DCs.

anyone has experience how to implement this?

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