Creating a Recovery Point for Exchange Database Block-Level Backups
Applies to: Exchange 2010 or a more recent version, in a DAG environment
Before you recover messages from an Exchange database block-level backup, you create recovery points from which you can recover individual messages.
Creating a recovery point initiates a job type called Create Recovery Point. After you create the job, you have the option to monitor the status of the job from a list of recovery points. The recovery point job has two states, In Progress and Ready, which functions as follows:
- In Progress: A dummy mount is created, and the corresponding logs are copied to a temporary location, and then replayed. The time that this phase takes to complete depends on the number of transaction logs that need to be replayed.
- Ready: You can recover messages from a block-level backup.
By default, each recovery point expires after one day (24 hours). If you keep a recovery point for an extended amount of time, verify that you have enough hardware resources or disk space to maintain that recovery point.
Before You Begin
- Enable block-level backup for the subclient that contains the databases that you want to create recovery points for.
- Verify that the MediaAgent is prepared for recovering messages.
- From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > Applications > Exchange.
The Exchange page appears.
- Click an Exchange database.
The Exchange Database page appears.
- In the Subclient section, click the subclient that contains the databases that you want to create recovery points for.
The subclient page appears.
- Click Restore messages.
The Restore messages page appears.
- Click Create recovery point.
The Backup content page appears.
- Click Microsoft Information Store.
- In the upper-right corner of the page, select a backup to create a recovery point, as follows:
- To use the most recent backup, click Show latest backups.
- To use a backup from a specific date, click Show backups as of a specific date, select a date, and then select the backup.
- To use a backup from a date range, click Show backups for a date range, select a date range, and then select the backup.
- Select the databases that you want to create a recovery point for, and then click Create recovery point.
The Create recovery point dialog box appears.
- From the Select a MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent that you want to perform the recovery operation.
- In the For block-level backups, empty the cache after n days box, enter the number of days after which the recovery point expires.
- Click Submit.
In the Restore messages page, you can see the new recovery point.
Last modified: 9/16/2019 5:33:30 AM