Plan your Disaster Mitigation for Exchange 2010

As you prepare to implement disaster-recovery solutions in Exchange Server 2010, you must first identify the potential risks to the Exchange Server environment, and then identify the options for mitigating those risks.

Loss of a single message

  • Configure recoverable items folder and deleted item retention settings.
  • Recover messages from backup by using the recovery database.

Loss of a single mailbox

  • Configure mailbox-retention settings to ensure that you can recover most deleted mailboxes before they are deleted permanently.
  • Configure hold policy, and recover it from there using a discovery mailbox.
  • Recover mailbox using the recovery database.

Loss or corruption of a mailbox database

  • Create a lagged database copy in a DAG.
  • Back up the Exchange Server data, and recover lost mailbox databases from backup.

Loss of a Mailbox server

  • Implement database copies using a DAG.
  • Implement a dial-tone recovery.
  • Back up all information on the computer running Exchange Server, and recover the server from backup.
  • Install Exchange Server 2010 on a new server in Recover Server mode.

Loss of a non-Mailbox server role (Client Access, Hub Transport, Unified Messaging)

  • Implement redundant computers running Exchange Server for each role.
  • Back up all information on the computer running Exchange Server, and recover the server from backup.
  • Install Exchange Server 2010 on a new computer in Recover Server mode.

Loss of an Edge Transport server

  • Implement redundant Edge Transport servers.
  • Back up all information on the computer running Exchange Server, and restore the server from backup.
  • Back up the Edge Transport server configuration using ExportEdgeConfig, and restore from backup.

Loss of a supporting service (DNS, Active Directory Domain Services)

  • Implement redundant servers for each of the required services.
  • Implement a disaster-recovery plan for restoring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) from backup.
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2 Responses to Plan your Disaster Mitigation for Exchange 2010

  1. Suraj Kadam says:

    Hey Hi Charles,

    It is a explained the topic in short & sweet..

    Regards

    Suraj Kadam

  2. Hope it was informative to you buddy 🙂

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