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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Database Import/Export

A tool familiar to many LCS and OCS administrators is the database import/export tool called dmbimpexp.exe. This tool enables administrators to import or export user contact lists using XML files. Typically a SQL server backup captures the rtc database that contains the user contact lists, but having the XML version available can be useful when restoring from a backup that is slow or unavailable.

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It’s a good idea to schedule a task to export the contact list from a pool from time to time. In a disaster scenario where users must be forcibly moved to another pool, the contact list information is lost. If organizations keep a current copy of the user contact lists from this tool, it can be used to restore the lists almost ...

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