Even with the best data protection and business continuance plans, using traditional backup technologies such as backing up to tape can present daunting challenges when trying to protect and restore data objects from mission critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange.
Any downtime for these applications can be a major problem for organizations with 24 x 7 operations, or for those that have very large Exchange databases (EDBs). In addition, recovering data can require hours of sorting through backup tapes, loading them in the correct order, finding the data you need and copying it over. The time and skill involved can make it extremely impractical and costly to recover individual data objects such as e-mail messages.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange is a next-generation data recovery solution that helps address this problem. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange provides users and administrators with the ability to recover any Microsoft Exchange data object quickly and easily.
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange works in conjunction with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack or IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail, either of which can provide a file system-level, point-in-time view of a Microsoft Exchange database backup. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange can then recover individual e-mail messages and other objects from the backup database. It can even retrieve good items from a corrupt database.
Microsoft Exchange objects can be recovered from any previous point in time, enabling fast recovery from virus attacks and rolling corruptions. Objects can then be restored directly to an Exchange Server or sent via SMTP to a user-defined destination.
For more secure operations and access, Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange integrates with Active Directory and Exchange Server security to help limit access to only authorized users at both the backup and restore systems.
Every minute that systems are offline can mean reduced productivity, danger to data integrity and loss of user and customer confidence. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange is a powerful, indispensable tool that can help reduce these business risks. It can significantly improve the efficiency of Exchange administrators, enabling them to raise service levels to users by helping minimize downtime and delivering object restores in minutes rather than in hours, days or not at all.Product Highlights
- Help minimize business risk with the ability to recover Microsoft Exchange data objects from virtually any Microsoft Exchange database - even corrupt databases
- Help optimize Microsoft Exchange recovery by applying it at a granular level to any individual data object or group of objects, such as individual e-mail messages or calendar entries
- Can increase operational efficiency and user productivity by helping reduce recovery time from hours or days to minutes
- Can improve service levels by helping to minimize the downtime associated with data recovery