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Exchange 2010 backup strategies and Database Availability Groups
This article is part of the January 2012, Vol. 12 issue of Exchange Insider
With Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Corp. made some major changes to the database structure that underlies the email application. These architectural changes have a significant impact on planning for Exchange Server's data storage requirements. Learn about the best Microsoft Exchange 2010 backup strategies in this tip and how Database Availability Groups can impact the way you do backups. Microsoft Exchange Server has always been somewhat difficult to protect. If you do a traditional nightly backup of your Exchange servers, a failure could potentially result in the loss of a full day's worth of messages. For most companies, such a loss is unacceptable. LEARN MORE ABOUT MICROSOFT EXCHANGE AND BACKUP Check out this tutorial about Exchange 2010 Learn about storage and Exchange 2010 in this tip Read about System Center Data Protection Manager Exchange administrators have taken a number of different steps to prevent substantial data loss. In Exchange 2007, for example, it was a common practice to use continuous replication to ...
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There are numerous features you can use -- some native to Exchange 2010 and some included in virtualization platforms -- to improve uptime and optimize performance. Consider these six areas.
Learn about the best Microsoft Exchange 2010 backup strategies in this tip and how Database Availability Groups can impact the way you do backups.