About the Backup Exec Exchange Agent

The Exchange Agent lets you integrate backups of Microsoft Exchange Server databases with network backups without separate administration or dedicated hardware.

The Exchange Agent provides the following features:

  • The ability to restore individual items from backups for which you enable Granular Recovery Technology.

  • Continuous backup of the Exchange Server when Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) is installed. The CPS Exchange backup job provides complete recovery to any point in time of the Information Store, including the latest complete transaction log. When you enable recovery points to run at intervals between the full backups, you can restore individual items at a point in time when the recovery point was created. Even without recovery points, you can restore individual items from a full backup.

  • The ability to select storage groups for backup and restore jobs, or to select one or more databases within the storage group for backup and restore jobs.

  • The ability to restore individual databases or storage groups from non-snapshot backups by using the Recovery Storage Group feature in Exchange Server 2003 and Recovery Database feature in Exchange Server 2010. For Exchange Server 2007/2010, you can restore snapshot backups to a recovery storage group or database.

  • Seeding of an Exchange Server 2010 database copy. Seeding adds a database copy to a location on another mailbox server in a Database Availability Group.

  • Snapshot backup and offhost backup on Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 instances that run on Windows Server 2003.

  • Offhost backup with Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) for Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010

More Information

About installing the Exchange Agent

Backup strategies for Exchange

Recommended configurations for Exchange

How to restore individual items by using Granular Recovery Technology

About offhost backup

About the Advanced Open File Option

About the Backup Exec Exchange Agent