Exchange 2007 G2…

  • 64bit only
  • 50 databases per server
  • 50 storage groups
  • 5 DBs per storage group
  • No MAPI support
  • Preferred backup method will be VSS coupled with replication
  • Two supported replication options
    • local continuous replication (LCR) – local replica to distinct disk
      • LCR is a log based replication to local server, backup can happen from the replica
    • cluster continuous replication (CCR) – mscs clustered replication between nodes
      • CCR is based on MSCS – log shipping to replica server distinct from primary server
  • VSS backups of exchange
    • Backup programs will require Exchange server 2007 server aware VSS requestor
    • eseutil is no longer required
    • Windows server 2003 NTBackup does not have a VSS 2007 requestor
    • Exchange server 2007 db and transaction log must be backed up via the VSS requester
  • Supported VSS backup methods
    • full: .edb, .log, and .chk are backed up, logs are truncated after backup completes
    • copy: the same as full but no truncate
    • incremental: only *.log, truncates log
    • differential: *.log all the way back to full backup, but no truncating
  • Recovery
    • VSS now allows restores directly to recover storage group
    • restores to alternate location, different path, different server, different storage group
    • log files can be replayed without mounting it first
      recovery will be much more granular: mailbox or even
  • message level
    • I would expect that MS will leverage Data Protection Manager (DPM) to facilitate enhanced RPO and RTO


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