First, take a look in the Data Protection for Exchange
User's Guide under section titled "Database Availability
Group backup best practices". This will help you get started.
A few things to address your questions...
- You must install Data Protection for Exchange on each
mailbox server that you plan to back up databases on.
Depending on your setup, this could be just the
mailbox servers that have passive copies on.
- Back up the databases from the same Exchange server
each time, if possible.
- You can use the same TSM Server NODENAME or
different ones, it all depends on how you
want to manage the data on the TSM Server.
Using separate NODENAME will make TSM Server
centralized scheduling much clearer.
- Take a look at this technote for a script on
"Automating Database Availability Group backups
for Exchange 2010"
"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu> wrote on 07/14/2011
>> From: Yanick Quirion <Yanick.Quirion AT USHERBROOKE DOT CA>
>> To: ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu
>> Date: 07/14/2011 08:36 PM
>> Subject: Backup Exchange 2010 with DAG
>> Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu>
>> Dear all,
>> We are currently implementing an Exchange 2010 in our environment.
>> We plan to have 5-6 mailboxes servers 2-3 client access server and
>> the same for the HUBs.
>> Now I’m, testing Tivoli for mail (exchange) version 6.x using only
>> one mailbox server. When we will enable our DAG, what will be the
>> best practice to backup all mailboxes database?
>> Do I have to install the TDP on each mailbox server?
>> Is this will require separate node on the TSM server (one for each
>> mailbox server)?
>> If some people already has knowledge on how to setup such
>> environment, can you just drop me an e-mail to explain me the way you
>> Thank you all and best regards,