Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Disaster Recovery

Formulate, test, certify, and deploy a plan to recover data lost after a database disaster. This downloadable white paper also includes a list of Exchange error messages and command-line switches.
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      Although Exchange is a robust and stable messaging platform, database disasters are bound to happen. It is not uncommon for computers to fail or power to be interrupted. Without adequate preparation, server downtime is costly to an organization, especially when information is lost. Frustration can grow among employees and customers who expect round-the-clock server availability. Therefore, every organization is wise to establish a solid disaster recovery plan and to have it ready.

      This white paper suggests ways to formulate, test, certify, and deploy an effective disaster recovery plan. In addition, this paper discusses the importance of early planning, detailing backup methods and scenarios involving Exchange data, and answering common questions on disaster recovery and backup. Also included is a reference list of Exchange error messages, command-line switches, sample configuration sheets, and notes on using the Performance Optimizer to tune a recovery server.

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

      Microsoft Word 97 or higher, or an Office file viewer.
    • You will need to run the file to extract the Microsoft Word Document.
    • Included in this document:

      • General Notes

      • Review of Backup Types

      • Log Files and Circular Logging

      • Backing Up a Key Management Server

      • More on Database Architecture

      • Data Recovery Scenarios

      • General Practices

      • Exchange Configuration Considerations

      • Backup Type Strategies

      • The "Hot Spare" Question

      • Exchange Server Database Utilities

      • Defragmentation and Compaction

      • Log Files and Circular Logging Issues

      • Backup and Restore Issues

      • General Questions

      • Microsoft Exchange Error Numbers

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