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Fundamentals of Exchange Server disaster recovery -- 10 tips in 10 minutes

In this collection of 10 tips, excerpted from chapter two of the e-book The Definitive Guide to Exchange Disaster Recovery and Availability, author Paul Robichaux provides an easy to understand look at the basic technical building blocks of a good Exchange Server disaster recovery plan.

Excerpted from chapter two of the e-book The Definitive Guide to Exchange Disaster Recovery and Availability, by...

Paul Robichaux, this collection of 10 tips provides an easy to understand look at the basic technical building blocks of a good Exchange Server disaster recovery plan.

Various backup methods -- full, incremental, differential and copy backups -- are examined. The pros and the cons of several disaster recovery technologies are also covered -- including backup to tape, disk-based multi-stage backup and restore, vendor solutions, VSS and replication.

Once you understand the myriad disaster recovery technologies, you'll review the following design variables, consider their benefits and drawbacks, and discover how each factors into an effective disaster recovery plan:

  • Onsite vs. offsite
  • Recovery vs. redundancy and resiliency
  • Service providers vs. do-it-yourself
  • Planned vs. unplanned

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10 tips in 10 minutes: Fundamentals of Exchange Server disaster recovery

 Home: Introduction
 Tip 1: Defining Exchange disaster recovery
 Tip 2: How Exchange backs up data
 Tip 3: Choosing a backup type for Exchange
 Tip 4: Online vs. offline Exchange Server backups
 Tip 5: Basic Exchange backup and restore
 Tip 6: Exchange vendor snapshots and point-in-time copies
 Tip 7: Exchange Server VSS
 Tip 8: Replication on Exchange Server
 Tip 9: Exchange design choices and issues
 Tip 10: Exchange disaster recovery planning

This chapter excerpt from the free e-book The Definitive Guide to Exchange Disaster Recovery and Availability, by Paul Robichaux, is printed with permission from Realtimepublishers, Copyright 2005. Click here for the chapter download or download all available chapters here.

This was last published in February 2007

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