Configuring a disaster recovery plan for Exchange Server 2007

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I have disaster recovery plan for my Exchange server in mind, but I like to know if you have any idea how to configure it appropriately. I have a production server running Exchange Server 2007, and I backup with Data Protection Manager 2007 every 15 minutes. I like to have a virtual machine on a virtual server with the same operating system and tools available on the production server. Now, with DPM running every 15 minutes automatically, the recovery points from DPM to this virtual machine over Exchange. In this way, if the production server could be taken offline with no repair, and I'd have no have CCR or LCR, I could change the name and IP address of the new server and reset the computer in the Active Directory. Is there a way to configure this plan to work?
ASKED: March 17, 2009  6:23 PM
UPDATED: March 25, 2014  2:07 AM

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I would recommend you look at a solution from Xosoft called High Availablity for Exchange. This tool will help keep a “secondary” Exchange server updated with your primary. With the tool, you can test “recovery”. The tool when your primary goes down, the secondary can take ownership and change your DNS settings so your Outlook clients are automatically redirected to the “secondary” server. I’ve deployed it and it works great. I highly recommend this solution.

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  • recovery123
    There are also some third party applications which help to repair and recover the damaged Exchange database file and the recovered database can be mount directly on the server like   http://www.edbtopst-converter.com   I read that it supports all versions of MS Exchange server and provides two options. User can save the recovered database file either into .edb OR can export Exchange mailboxes in individual .pst files(which can be imported into MS Outlook).
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  • TomLiotta
    I read that it supports all versions...   After looking at your posting history, it's hard to accept that you "read" anything about the product at all. More likely you just found an old problem to post spam about your product. Since you post it anonymously, you apparently aren't proud to be associated with the product. Is it really that bad?   Tom
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  • Genderhayes
    You can restore the server from a full computer backup set, and then restore your Exchange databases. A full backup set includes a backup of System State data, the Exchange binary files, and most of the data on your hard disks rebuild the server completely. This option involves performing a new installation of Windows Server running Exchange 2007 in Disaster Recovery mode, and then restoring your Exchange databases. This option assumes that Active directory service is still available in Exchange 2007 in Disaster Recovery mode use a standby recovery server as part of the rebuild the server strategy. This option involves keeping recovery servers available with the operating system and other software installed. Having standby recovery servers available reduces the time it takes to rebuild a damaged server.
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