Using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to Back Up Microsoft Exchange with VSS

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 November 2006, updated 07 November 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738489514
ISBN-13: 9780738489513
IBM Form #: SG24-7373-00
(196 pages)

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Authors: Charlotte Brooks, Paulo Neto, Sean Ramnarayan


Typical Microsoft Exchange environments are growing larger and increasingly are managing data and applications critical to a business. This makes backup and restore a greater challenge. Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a way to use the instant copy capabilities of disk storage hardware for faster backup, thereby reducing the time taken for backup as well as reducing the impact which the backup operation has on the Exchange server.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Copy Services, together with Data Protection for Mail, leverages VSS functionality in an integrated, easy-to-use way, to back up and restore Exchange databases. It supports a wide variety of disk hardware and uses the same interface as traditional Data Protection for Mail operations.
This IBM Redbooks publication will help you plan, configure and run IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Copy Services in your Microsoft Exchange environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Pre-installation and planning
Chapter 3. Installation
Chapter 4. Operations
Chapter 5. Backup and restore

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