Exchange 2010

Traditional Backups using DPM 2012 for Exchange 2010 SP2

Last week I posted how to restore using EMC, this time it’s up to proof that DPM 2012 (System Center Data Protection Manager) is a software to count on. So here’s a step-by-step guide how DPM 2012 can be configured for backing/protecting Exchange 2010. I’m using a Windows 2008 R2 for the DPM server together with a 50 GB disk for the backup data (I have small Exchange databases). Start “System Center 2012 DPM Administrator Console”. Prerequisites Note: Make sure to not use circular logging, or else the protection/backups won’t…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 Restore to Recovery Database using EMC Networker

Published: 2012-07-05 Updated: – Version: 1.0 Here’s a complete step-by-step guide for doing restore using EMC Networker for Exchange 2010. Personally I’ve used these steps when doing restore of end user mailbox and/or items that has been lost. Start up “Networker User for Microsoft Applications”, right click Recover and select “Exchange 2010 Recover Session” and select “Database Recover”. Make sure that the Client selection is pointed to the DAG or specific server. After a while it will show Microsoft Exchange 2010 and the databases below, right click the database you…

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Exchange 2010

MSExchangeSA service doesn’t start

Published: 2011-11-17 Updated: 2011-11-20 Version: 1.1 A while ago I got a power outage within my lab, so nothing serious this time.. But anyway I got a problem with that the service “MSExchangeSA” didn’t start and it couldn’t be started manually. And this needs to be said before you will follow and steps here, I think this is unsupported… With that said, use the information below on your own risk. But it worked for me this time. Those errors below did appear in the event viewer when I tried to…

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Exchange 2010

Protect Exchange databases using DPM 2010

  Published: 2011-08-04 Updated: – Version: 1.0     Those step-by-steps followed in this article is one way to reach the goal and protect the Exchange databases using DPM 2010. A guide for Recovering the databases and contents will be provided. I was posting a recovery guide using DPM 2010 Beta, it can be found here. But I will in a short while post a new one using DPM 2010 RTM.   Prerequisites DPM installation is successfully completed with all of its requirements.     Let’s start with checking so…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 and Symantec Backup Exec Restore Scenarios

  Published: 2011-07-22 Updated: – Version: 1.0   Here are some restore scenarios that I will show how to use with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 together with Exchange native tools.   Restore single item/content   Mailbox view, delete of the latest email content.   The mail is now deleted.   Empty recycle bin as well.   Go into Symantec Backup Exec console and select “New Restore Job…”. It’s placed in the upper right.   Select the mailbox and content that should be restored.   Restore Job Activity overview..  …

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Exchange 2010

Install and create backup jobs with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3

  Published: 2011-06-21 Updated: – Version: 1.0   Infrastructure setup     This guide is not a best practice guide in any way, it should be treated as an example on how it can be done. I’m going to use the GRT feature with Backup Exec (BE) to being able to recover individual items etc.   Installation of Backup Exec 2010 R3   Startup browser.exe and select Installation and press Backup Exec.   Type in the license keys. Press Next.   Type in the service account that should be used,…

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Exchange 2010

Paper: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere Best Practices Guide

  VMware has released a best practice guide for how to deploy Exchange 2010. This paper hopefully will cover most parts including ESX host best practice, performance etc. The paper can be found here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Exchange_2010_on_VMware_-_Best_Practices_Guide.pdf Source: http://virtualization.info/en/news/2010/11/paper-microsoft-exchange-2010-on-vmware-vsphere-best-practices-guide.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Virtualization_info+%28virtualization.info%29

Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Recover failed Exchange 2007/2010 server installation

A time ago I had a little problem with an Exchange 2007 (SP1) installation. The server I was using was prepared with Windows 2008 R2 Standard and I was told that this should be supported if Exchange 2007 is using SP2. Well, with that said I could install Exchange 2007 including SP1 if I used Compatibility mode. But when I should update it to SP2 it wouldn’t run the installation even if I used the Compatibility mode. The only option that was available for me was to uninstall Exchange 2007,…

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Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007

Can’t mount Public Folders

For a couple of months ago i had a really hard problem while demoting an old Exchange 2003 after a transition to Exchange 2007. I couldn’t uninstall it and had to do it the hard way with disable services, delete them from registry and delete files etc. After the operation the Exchange 2007 server couldn’t mount the Public Folder database store. But found a solution well hidden on a forum and I want to share it with you J it’s kind of copy and paste on this. Open adsiedit.msc Select…

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