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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition by Vladimir Meloski, Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol, Clifton Leonard

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Chapter 25Backing Up and Restoring Exchange Server

Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2016 expand on the framework introduced in the previous versions for protecting and recovering server data. Refinements to the product's architecture in the areas of message transport, client access, and database availability groups continue to drive Exchange Server's resiliency to new levels. However, there are still situations where a hardware failure, human error, or even a natural disaster can require manual intervention to restore data and return the system to normal service conditions. Fortunately, Exchange Server 2016 offers the ability to back up and restore data directly from Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Back up Exchange Server
  • Prepare to recover the Exchange server
  • Use Windows Server Backup to back up the server
  • Use Windows Server Backup to recover the data
  • Recover Exchange Server data using alternative methods
  • Recover an entire Exchange server

Backing Up Exchange Server

Exchange Server gives your organization the ability to store very large amounts of data. In most cases, this data is considered mission-critical. Your users potentially send and receive hundreds of emails per day. Over time, this amount of email adds up. In some cases, the only copy of an email or company data will be in the end user's mailbox.

Before you can successfully perform any backups, you must define your backup strategy. ...

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