Chapter 6. Disaster Recovery Options

Solutions in this chapter:

  • Test Environment
  • Backing up Exchange
  • Restoring and Recovering Exchange
  • Summary

Introduction

When discussing this book with an old friend and colleague recently, we mentioned recovery and restore, to which he replied, “Oh you don't do restores any more, now you re-seed!” While this was meant to be taken with a slight pinch of salt, it does demonstrate some of the shift in how disaster recovery is viewed with Exchange 2007. It's been mentioned previously that the continuous replication technology of Exchange 2007 has lessened some of the backup requirements, raising the maximum recommended database size for mailbox stores and helping administrators sleep a little better at night. ...

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