Today’s data protection is either too complex, requires multiple vendors, does not scale, or fails to meet the needs of fast-growing, modern, and agile organizations. As businesses continue to consume IT resources differently, there is a need for powerful, efficient, and trusted data protection. These solutions can enable organizations to transform and meet future demands when modernizing their IT environments.
Organizations strive to provide users with large mailboxes while reducing the requirements and complexity of their business-exchange backup data storage. With current trends, the user mailbox size is growing rapidly. This growth makes it more challenging, if not impossible, to back up all the business-exchange data within the nightly backup window.
Dell EMC PowerProtect software is the next-generation data management platform that transforms traditional data protection into comprehensive data management. PowerProtect software is defined with integrated deduplication for data protection, replication, and reuse.
This white paper outlines Microsoft Exchange protection and recovery with PowerProtect software, which provides reliable and efficient data protection functionalities. The PowerProtect Microsoft application agent uses block-based backup technology to back up Exchange Server databases in stand-alone and database availability group (DAG) environments. This block-based technology tracks the changed blocks of the Exchange database and log files. A full backup backs up each selected Exchange database and its log files. An incremental backup backs up only the changed blocks.
Block-based backups are fast backups that have reduced backup times. This advantage is due to the way that the backup process respectively backs up only the occupied disk blocks and changed disk blocks of the Exchange database and log files. Block-based backups provide instant access to the backups.