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Data Protection Manager for Exchange 2013 – Detailed Information

Ugra Narayan Pandey | Modified: 2021-11-17T12:39:03+00:00| Exchange Server | 6 Minutes Reading

The entire write-up is centric for the MS Exchange Server Users, who are facing genuine issues in protecting data. Although, MS Exchange provides built-in command line like DPM backup, which can be employed to overcome the issues related to Exchange. Many circumstances occur where there are viruses attacks, intrusions, corruption and the Exchange Admin find it difficult to cope up. So, in such circumstances, the reliable solution is Data Protection Manager for Exchange 2013, 2010.

Terminologies Imbibed by Data Protection Manager for MS Exchange 2013:

Without taking much time let’s switch to Data Protection Manager for MS Exchange in 2010 and 2013 editions. In the below segment, we will get the details:

  1. Continue Replication
  2. Backup of Mailbox Database
  3. Needs Active and Passive Database in DAG

DPM Backup Wizard for Exchange 2013

  1. Under the database availability group
  2. Exchange mailbox database backup
  3. Configuration of Volume protection
  4. Protecting the Exchange data and Configuration Settings

Choosing Data Protection Manager for Exchange Backup: Reasons

  1. Backing up of the DPM protection, and there are no reliance in DAG
  2. DPM practicing centralized and simple Data Recovery
  3. Exchange DPM backup makes sure that Microsoft Workload Backup
  4. Facilitates with lengthier backup and data retention period in contrast to Native Protection

Recovery Process of Enterprise Data in MS Exchange

Recovering Enterprise data in MS Exchange with help of Data Protection Manager for MS Exchange 2013, 2010 comprises of recovering single mailboxes, database recovery, and server recovery.

For a Single Mailbox

  • First of all, make sure that some existing mailbox database on Exchange Server is completed protected. In case the user doesn’t have one, it can be created by them via cmdlet-New-MailboxDatabase
  • Using cmdlet-Set-MailboxDatabase for configuring the recovery database
  • Choose Recovery-view in DPM’s Administrator Console
  • Direct towards to mailbox’s database that needs recovery
  • Afterwards, go to the Recovery time and then select Recover
  • Choose Recovery point option
  • Go to click the data and select a recovery point
  • In the recovery wizard, examine the recovery selection and then tap on Next
  • Once done with it, specify the Recovery option that pops-up
  • In this section, if a user needs to mount database or wishes for enabling SAN based recovery, or mail-notification when completed or not to do
  • Go to summary screen and review recovery settings
  • Afterwards, click Recover option and click close after completing
  • At the end of all steps, recovery process is completed. But, mailbox isn’t restored fully
  • In case of resetting mailbox, the users need to run cmdlet

New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceDatabase ‘RDB-CONTROL’ -SourceStoreMailbox ‘mailbox name’ -TargetMailbox @contoso.com -TargetRootFolder Recovery -SkipMerging StorageProviderForSource

  • After completion of these steps, run Windows PowerShell cmdlet for deleting or dismounting Recovery Mailbox database:

Remove-MailboxDatabase -Identity ‘RDB-CONTROL’

Recovering Data via DPM’s Admin Console

  1. First of all, go to the DPM’s Admin Console and select the Recovery view
  2. Select Mailbox database that is needed to be recovered
  3. Choose a date under Recovery point section
  4. Afterwards, tap on latest for getting the latest backup and click Recover
  5. Analyze recovery section under the Recovery Wizard and click next when done
  6. In state recovery type wanted for execution and click next button and after this specify recovery option screen is displayed
  7. In this case, mount databases after recovery and the option of Network bandwidth usage throttling
  8. Afterwards, enable the option of SAN Recovery and check proper boxes
  9. Click this option and send mail when the recovery process is completed in the Notification window
  10. Perform this after specifying the recipient mail address
  11. Once done with this, open MS Exchange Admin Center again
  12. Click server and then tap on databases and choose Exchange 2013 mailbox database that needs to be overwritten and select edit
  13. Finally, click on Maintenance and choose This database can be overwritten by a restore and click save
  14. Finally, click summary screen for viewing recovery settings and click Recover and finally select Finish

For Recovering the Entire Exchange 2013 with Data Protection Manager

  1. Select Recovery view under the DPM Admin Console
  2. Choose the Server that needs recovery and select recovery time
  3. Finally, select recover option and click Recovery points option
  4. From this list choose select data and recovery points
  5. Finally, right click on BMR and then recover
  6. Afterwards, go to the recovery wizard and examine the Recovery selection and then select next
  7. Choose an option according to the preferences under screen of selective recovery type
  8. Under the screen specify the destination and choose location in which database files needs to be stored
  9. Finally, go to the screen and specify recovery option and perform all these actions and mount databases after recovery and the network bandwidth usage throttling
  10. With the hardware snapshot, enable SAN based recovery and enable its notifications as per accordance
  11. Finally, go to Monitoring tab and view progress of process
  12. Recovery message is generated after successfully completing Recovery process with Microsoft Data Protection Manager.
  13. Open the destination folder of files are recovered and rename the folder
  14. For executing the Bare-Metal Recovery, insert the Operating System ISO and then choose repair
  15. Finally, select System Image Recover in Advance Option and select a system image in select a system image backup screen and finally go to Advanced Option
  16. Choose the Recovery files from the Network Share and click search for a system image on Network and opt for Yes
  17. Now, state network folder and choose backup, specify date and time of image that are needed to be restored
  18. Stating the additional driver and disk settings can be done also and click finish for restoration process

Easiest Solution- Alternative to DPM

Data protection Manager has limitation like it supports upto sixty-four snapshots only. The Exchange Server Recovery Software is the best alternative when it comes to recovery. The tool is versatile and robust enough that it validates all Exchange Mailboxes. Additionally, program recovers data from Inactive Server with Zero error and no file size limitations imposed.

The Final Note

From the above-listed article, it is quite clear that the Data Protection Manager for MS Exchange 2013 is complicated and needs an expert to resolve it. So, the better way is opting for an expert solution like Recovery Tool which is completely reliable.