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How to create a MS Exchange backup set in the server application

  • Synopsis

    How to create a MS Exchange backup set in the server application.
  • Applicable to

    All SkyNox server accounts
  • Prerequisite

    • A server license with SkyNox.
    • Administrative rights on the machines you wish to backup.
    • You must have better than basic understanding of networks to properly use the server application. If you are not the network administrator of your organization, it is recommended you ask your network admin to handle server application tasks.
  • How to

    1.  Log into the SkyNox server application.


    2. Click on Create A Backup Set.



    3. Enter a name for your backup set in the field to that effect. Select the backup type: File Backup, MS SQL Backup or MS Exchange Backup. Check the Create a shortcut to run this backup on my Desktop box if you wish to have a shortcut on your desktop. Click on Next.



    MS Exchange Backup:


    1. Select Exchange database backup to back up a full database or Exchange brick-level backup for a more granular backup. Click on Next.



    2. Enter the cluster name in the Please enter a cluster name field. Select ESE or VSS depending on which version of Exchange you have. Enter your credentials for that server in the Username, Password and Domain fields. Test your connection, then click on Next.



    3. Put a checkmark next to the databases you wish to backup. Click on Next.



    4. Select a backup type, then click on Next

  • Backup to remote server (no local storage): Sends the data directly to the SkyNox server.
    Perform a large initial backup which will be imported on the server: Saves the backup data locally and then sends the data to the server.
    Backup to local storage and backup to remote server: Saves the backup data locally and to the SkyNox servers.
    Backup only to local storage: Does not send the data to SkyNox. Keeps the data locally only.


    5. Check the Backup ACLs for files box if you wish to back up the permissions associated to your files. Select the compression level of the backup and then click on Next.



    Default compression: balanced speed and compression.
    Best speed: optimized for speed.
    Best compression: optimized for size of the data to be transferred.
    No compression: integral copy of your data.


    6. Log file and xml notifications can be configured to send an email alert when one of the following variables are met:



    On general status
    On files that weren’t backed up
    On successfully backed up files


    Select the notifications you need, then click on Next.


    7. Click on Add.



    8. Select the frequency of the backup job from the Perform this backup dropdown menu.
    Select the time at which the backup will start from the Start time menu.
    Select the date at which the backup should start from the Backup schedule effective as of menu.
    Enter another number than 1 in the Run backup once every menu if you wish the backup to skip certain days.
    Decide how many copies of a file to keep in the Keep only field.
    Enter the number of hours to wait before quitting a stalled backup job in the If backup is not completed in field.
    Click on Ok.



    9.  Click on Finish.



    10. If you wish to run the backup now, click on Yes.



    11. The progress screen will keep you abreast of the progress of the backup. When it is complete, click on View report to view a report of the various files and folders that were backed up or click on Exit to close the backup window.



    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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