Maintaining Documentation on the Exchange Environment

When performing system backups, many administrators merely back-up servers and store tapes in-house or offsite, believing that the backup tape is the end goal of the backup process. Unfortunately the backup tape is only part of the necessary process involved in creating a successful recovery process. As identified in the last section, there are many different scenarios that require a data restoral, and in many cases, a full image restoral of an Exchange server is not the best solution to meet all situations.

A complete restoral of information presumes that the server the information being restored to is identical to the server that was backed up. If identical hard drive controller, network ...

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