Accessing Exchange Data from Database Snapshots
You can create a snapshot of an Exchange database using IntelliSnap.
Snapshots are created in one of the following ways:
- Hardware supported storage array
- NetApp snapshots
After you take a snapshot of the Exchange database using the Exchange Database Agent, you can protect the data using a mailbox agent. The mailbox agent mounts the snapshot on the MediaAgent (source or proxy), and then backs up the mailboxes based on a pattern (for example, regular expression). This is known as snap mining and it provides a granular method of extracting the data from the snapshot.
Backup and archiving are supported for Exchange Server versions:
- Stand-alone environments: Exchange 2007 and later
- DAG environments: Exchange 2010 and later
Mailbox Quotas are supported by snap mining.
Note: Exchange 2010 message moderation approval requests might fail to restore if they were protected by a snap mining operation.