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  • A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

    Hello,

    I am studying Exchange and read that DPM could be a good third party solution for backing up and recovering Exchange.

    I would like a tool that allowed me a 6-month trial to test it , or something similar.

    Do you think that DPM is a good tool for this?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Madrid (Spain).

  • #2
    Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

    I use a Barracuda Backup Appliance 690, device. Works perfectly, you can get a smaller device if needed or a virtual device as well.

    Create the job, sit back and relax!

    p.s. six months trial, good luck with that LOL

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    • #3
      Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

      Thanks a lot Bigaluns!
      -
      Madrid (Spain).

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      • #4
        Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

        IIRC Microsoft give a 120 day trial of all the System Center products (including DPM). It may be overkill depending on the scale of your network.

        If you want a cheap and cheerful, Exchange Aware, solution, look at BackupAssist
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        • #5
          Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

          Not used DPM for a good while but IIRC the last version had a very steep learning curve: it was a PITA to setup and get working reliably.

          Some more info about the size of your deployment and requirements would help though, for a single-server setup requiring a single nightly backup Windows Server Backup will do the job for example.
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          • #6
            Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

            My network environment: really small. A lab environment.

            Active Directory + ISA Server + Excahnge .... hardly 6 machines.

            I just wanted to practise how to well back up Exchange, and I read it must be with 3rd party software.

            MANY THANKS!
            -
            Madrid (Spain).

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            • #7
              Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

              Originally posted by loureed4 View Post
              My network environment: really small. A lab environment.

              Active Directory + ISA Server + Excahnge .... hardly 6 machines.

              I just wanted to practise how to well back up Exchange, and I read it must be with 3rd party software.

              MANY THANKS!
              You can try Symantec BackupExec.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cruachan View Post
                Re: A third party backup solution for Exchange: DPM ?

                ...for a single-server setup requiring a single nightly backup Windows Server Backup will do the job for example.
                Why is it not good for other bigger environments?

                I am reading just now that ntbackup.exe and the newer Windows Server Backup are Exchange-aware , so the servers can be perfectly backed up. I have been reading that just depending on the roles (hub, cas, edge...) the backups must be performed differently, but it is a good tool, if I got it right.

                Last edited by loureed4; 4th July 2015, 17:29.
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                Madrid (Spain).

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                • #9
                  Windows Server backup can't backup multiple machines from one job, and if you backup to a network share you can only keep one backup as it overwrites each time. For a large environment that greatly increases administrative overhead.

                  Nothing wrong with WSB at all for small setups as it's free and does the job, it doesn't natively allow for email alerting though as well as not supporting tape drives anymore. I know most people don't use them anymore but some still do.
                  Last edited by cruachan; 5th July 2015, 21:49.
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