Überblick: TrainSignal – Exchange Server 2010 (Backup and Recovery) Training

Ein weiteres Mitglied der Exchange Trainingsreihe von TrainSignal ist das “Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Recovery Training”. Der Schwerpunkt in diesem Tutorial liegt weniger in dem Einrichten / Installieren eines Exchange Servers, sondern vielmehr in dessen Absicherung im Falle eines Serverausfalls. Besonderes Augenmerk wird hierbei auf Backup und Recovery von den Datenbanken gelegt.

Im Kurs werden verschiedene (Schein-) Firmen mit Backuplösungen ausgestattet, die genau auf ihre Größe und Bedürfnisse angepasst sind. Dabei wird sehr viel Wert darauf gesetzt, dass die Szenarien nahe an der Realität liegen, damit man das Wissen später gut in richtigen Fällen anwenden kann.

Der Trainer:

Der Trainer in diesem Kurs ist J. Peter Bruzzese. Er ist unter Anderem Triple-MCSE (MCSE für NT 4.0/2000/2003), MCITP (Enterprise Messaging 2007 / 2010) und Exchange MVP. Zudem ist er Autor einiger technischer Bücher, die er international vertreibt.
Des Weiteren arbeitet und lehrt er schon über 10 Jahre Exchange, ist Redner auf verschiedenen Veranstaltungen und vieles mehr.

Somit kann man sich hier absolut sicher sein, die Informationen aus einer vertrauenswürdigen Quelle zu bekommen. Auch profitiert man in dem Kurs von den vielen kleinen Tipps und Tricks zu Exchange, die aus seinem langjährigen Erfahrungsschatz stammen.

 

Der Aufbau:

Zu Anfang des Kurses stellt sich der Trainer vor und beschreibt beispielsweise warum er sich für dieses Thema interessiert. Darauf folgt ein kurzer Überblick über die Geschichte der Datensicherung und eine Beschreibung des Kursinhaltes.
Im weiteren Kursverlauf werden die Organisationen vorgestellt, die in später mit verschiedensten Backup Lösungen versorgt werden sollen. Die Unternehmen unterscheiden sich stark in ihrer Größe und den Anforderungen an das Produkt. Somit wird ein möglichst breites Spektrum an Backuptypen gewährleistet. 
TrainSignal legt viel Wert auf “Szenario Basiertes Training”, weshalb man im Kurs zusammen mit dem Trainer die passenden Backupstrategien für die Firmen entwickelt, was ein besseres Einfinden in reelle Fälle ermöglicht.

clients 

Danach wird das Testnetzwerk beschrieben und eine Anleitung dazu gegeben, wie man es für für sich selbst nachbauen kann. Vorteil bei dieser Methodik ist, dass man einen höheren Lerneffekt erzielt, wenn die Kursszenarien eigenhändig nachbaut werden.

Nun folgt eine Übersicht der Backup Typen, woraufhin in einigen weiteren Videos Microsoft und Third Party Backup Programme vorgestellt und konfiguriert werden.

Zudem wird die Alternative aufgezeigt, Backup Strategien durch Hochverfügbarkeit zu ersetzen.

Den Schluss des Kurses bildet einen Sammlung von “Best Practices”.

 
Ich finde sehr gut, dass jede beschriebene Backup Software sich auf eine der zu Anfang vorgestellten (Schein-) Firmen bezieht. Somit wird direkt aufgelistet, welche Software für die jeweiligen Anforderungen geeignet ist.
Das Training kommt wieder auf zwei DVDs. Einmal die Videodisk und als zweites eine DVD mit optionalen Ressourcen. Beispielweise liegt der Kurs im “Mp3” oder “wmv” Format vor, was das Anschauen oder Anhören auch unterwegs ermöglicht.Natürlich werden die einzelnen Einheiten auf der Videodisc durch das praktische Wiedergabetool geordnet aufgelistet.

Um den Kurs über den gesamten Zeitraum interessant zu gestalten, vermittelt J. Peter Bruzzese das Wissen auf unterschiedlichste Art und Weise. Dazu bedient er sich an gut ausgearbeiteten Grafiken, zusammenfassenden Listen und vielmals an direkten Vorführungen an der Backup Software.
Diese ausgewogene Mischung macht die TrainSignal Kurse so empfehlenswert.

 

Der Kursinhalt:

Lesson 1 – Getting Started with Exchange 2010 Backup and Recovery
 
In this video you will meet your instructor and gain an inside view on his passion for Exchange and his experience in working with it for over a decade. In addition, you will begin the immersion process into the precarious world of data redundancy, resiliency and recovery as we prepare your mind to handle both minor and major recovery issues in the world of Exchange 2010.
 
  • Bio of Your Instructor
  • In The Trenches: True Disaster Stories
  • The Key of Disaster Recovery
  • The Evolution of Data Resiliency
  • What Has To Be Restorable?
  • Become an Exchange Backup and Recovery Expert
  • Are You Ready for This Course?
  • The Course Building BlocksClosing Advice and Encouragement
 
Lesson 2 – The Course Scenario
 
This video begins with an explanation of the value of scenario-based training, which is a key to all Train Signal video series. We then begin to lay out our scenario for this course which has us working as Exchange disaster recovery consultants with several interesting and unique clients in the New York City area. The purpose of the scenario is to help you to apply your Exchange 2010 backup and recovery knowledge in the “real world”.
 
  • The Value of Scenario-Based Training
  • Our Scenario: An Exchange Consulting Firm
  • Scenario Structure
  • Our Client BaseOur Methodology
 
Lesson 3 – Lab Setup
 
In this video you will learn about the hardware and software you will need to have in your environment to enable you to better follow along with the course. Also, you will learn how to use physical or virtual machines to build out a lab similar to the lab used in the course or a "shoe-string budget lab" that will allow you to work through the course scenarios without "breaking the bank".
 
  • Ways to Set Up Your Lab
  • The Course Lab Setup
  • The VM Shell Process
  • The OS and Domain Process
  • Install Exchange 2010 SP1
  • Reminders and Fine Points
  • Adding Users and MailboxesThe Shoe-String Budget Lab
 
Lesson 4 – An Overview of Disaster Recovery
 
In this video we will look at recover from a 100,000 foot overview that includes basic understanding of RAID levels and backup methods. You may already know much of this information if you have studied up on Server features but we need to lay the groundwork to ensure you are ready to apply that knowledge specifically to Exchange.
 
  • Scenario: DREC Launch Meeting at Headquarters
  • Resiliency, Redundancy and Recovery
  • Review of RAID Concepts (RAID 1)
  • Review of RAID Concepts (RAID 5)
  • Backup Types
  • Backup Storage Concepts
  • Backup Planning and Management
  • Rotation Methods to Consider
  • Software Solutions for ExchangeCloud-Based Solutions for Exchange
 
Lesson 5 – Storage Architecture and Backup/Recovery Basics
 
In this video we take your knowledge of backup and recovery and begin the process of looking into Exchange 2010. First of all, if you truly want to be able to recover your data, you need to understand the storage architecture in Exchange. That may sound deeper than it is, but ultimately we are looking at how Exchange takes an email and puts it in a database, and the steps along the way. Then we will discuss some best practices and theory with those databases, along with an understanding of Exchange provides some built in resiliency to help you avoid having to restore from a backup (because that is the LAST thing you really want to do). We will finish up this lesson with some high level overviews of Exchange recovery methods.
  • Scenario: Second Half of DREC Review Sessions
  • Storage Architecture
  • Database Best Practice Suggestions
  • Deleted Retention Times and the AD Recycle Bin
  • Backup and Recovery Basics
  • Client Deleted Items
  • Deleted Mailbox Retention and Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Windows Server Backup Review
  • Database Portability
  • Using a Recovery Database (RDB)Dial Tone Portability
 
Lesson 6 – Windows Server Backup
 
In this video we discuss, in-depth, the free Windows Server Backup tool that comes with Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Through this free tool, small to mid-size companies can backup and restore their Exchange databases, if they know how. We are going to walk through the simple process of backing up a database and restoring it to the same location. In addition, we will discuss the ability that Exchange has to recover a lost server through the Setup /m:RecoverServer command for internal Exchange server roles. We will finish up the lesson going over the ability we have to clone an Edge Transport server for resiliency.
 
  • Scenario: St. Giro’s Golf Course
  • Windows Server Backup Review
  • Backing Up the System State
  • Installing Windows Server Backup
  • Performing a Backup with Windows Server Backup
  • Performing a Restore with Windows Server Backup
  • Restoring an Exchange Server
  • Steps for Recovering an Exchange Server
  • Recovering an Exchange Server Demonstration
  • Clone an Edge Transport ServerCloning an Edge Transport Server Demonstration
 
Lesson 7 – Item and Mailbox Recovery with Windows Server Backup
 
In this video we divert our attention away from disaster on the grand scale and bring it down to disaster on the individual level. Sometimes mail is deleted. In fact, sometimes an entire mailbox is deleted. And even though we have retention times that can help us for a time… they don’t last forever. So, it is necessary to know how to use those backups you’ve been taking and hoping never to use… and use them. Sometimes it is easier to restore an entire database than have to go digging around a backup looking for the email someone absolutely must have back. But it’s all part of the job right? So, this lesson will show you how to use the free Windows Server Backup tool to recover those deleted emails and mailboxes in a pinch.
 
  • Scenario: St Giro’s Golf Course
  • Creating the Database
  • Deleted Items and Mailbox Retention Times
  • Email Database Backup
  • Deleting Emails from User Mailboxes
  • Create a New Recovery Database
  • Create a New Folder for Backup Data
  • Check Database Health with ESEUTIL Tool
  • Copy Database into Recovery Database Location
  • Restore-Mailbox cmdletNew-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet

Lesson 8 – Dial Tone Recovery with Windows Server Backup

In this video we are going to look at the need for speed when thinking about getting your users up and running fast with their email again. In the event the Exchange server (or servers) are still functioning and you have the ability to create a new database on one of them, you can get your people sending and receiving email in minutes, not hours, through a dial tone restore. However, they will not have access to their production email until you restore it from backup and make a swap-merge play with the dial tone database. Sounds complicated? It is… but won’t be after you watch this lesson.

  • Scenario: Completing St. Giro’s Training
  • The Behind the Scenes View
  • The Process
  • Restoring to a New Database
  • Create a New Dial Tone Database
  • Rehome Mailboxes
  • Mailbox Recovery from Outlook View
  • ESEUTIL Recovery to Alternate Folder
  • Create a New Recovery Database
  • Copy Recovered Database into Recovery Database Location
  • Swapping the Dial Tone Database with the Recovery DatabaseMerging the Dial Tone and Recovery Databases
 
Lesson 9 – Data Protection Manager Setup
 
In this video we consider another solution from Microsoft that provides continuous data protection (CDP) called System Center Data Protection Manager. This is light years ahead of traditional backup solutions and requires an education on the terms and concepts used in DPM as well as information on how to install this solution in your environment.
 
  • Scenario: Borough Crossing Ferry
  • Borough Ferry Crossing (BFC) Mimic Diagram
  • Database and DAG Group
  • Data Protection Manager Protection
  • DPM Agents and Protection Groups
  • DPM Replicas and Synchronization
  • DPM Storage Pools
  • DPM Hardware and Software Requirements
  • SQL Server Requirements
  • SQL Server 2008 SP1 Installation
  • Configuring SQL Server 2008 SP1
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Installation
 
Lesson 10 – Working with Data Protection Manager
 
In this video we are going to look at the ins-and-outs of working with DPM. This is going to initially revolve around configuration of a storage pool, installing agents and a creating protection groups. Then we will take a look at how DPM protects our data and how we can work with it in times of a restore.
 
  • Scenario: Borough Crossing Ferry
  • A Look at the DPM Administrator Console
  • Configuring DPM
  • Adding Disks to the DPM Storage Pool
  • DPM Agent Installation Options
  • Installing Agents
  • Creating Your Protection Group
  • Recovery of Exchange DataImportant Recovery Caveats
 
Lesson 11 – Third Party Solutions: CommVault® Simpana®
 
In this video we are going focus on one type of third party solution, the in-house backup and recovery solution for enterprise level recovery known as CommVault Simpana software. Headquartered in Oceanport, New Jersey, Commvault Simpana is an amazing solution that allows you the ability to provide deduplication of your data, easy restorations of your Exchange organization, server, mailbox database, mailbox or individual items. In this lesson we show you how Simpana software can benefit our scenario-based Exchange organization.
 
  • Scenario: Coney Island Hot Dogs Franchise
  • Scenario: Presenting Options
  • About CommVault
  • Today’s Data Challenges
  • Simpana Overview
  • CommVault Simpana Software and Exchange Server 2010
  • Simpana Capabilities for Managing Exchange Data
  • Setting up a CommCell™
  • Exchange Database iDataAgent Backups
  • Demo: Exchange Backup/Recovery with CommVault® Simpana®

Lesson 12 – Third Party Solutions: Asigra Cloud Backup ™

In this video we are going to look into one type of third party solution, one that is built for the cloud (public, private or hybrid) called Asisgra Cloud Backup. Asigra provides end-to-end data backup and restore, is agentless, works in all virtualized environments, is highly customizable and scalable and more. In this lesson we show you how Asigra can benefit our scenario-based Exchange organization.

  • Scenario: Coney Island Hot Dogs Franchise
  • Scenario: Presenting Options
  • About Asigra
  • The Asigra Business Model
  • Asigra: Continuous Innovation over 24 Years
  • The Asigra Architecture
  • Asigra Cloud Backup for Exchange
  • Asigra Cloud Backup
  • A Look at the Interface
  • Asigra Summary
 
Lesson 13 – Third Party Solutions: Actifio ™
 
In this video we are going to look into one type of third party solution, one that is unique and incredibly interesting, called Actifio™ Headquartered in Waltham, MA in the US, Actifio provides a next-generation solution for all secondary data management, instant restore, long-term backup, disaster recovery, business continuity and more. Using their VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) they transform individual silos with point solutions to a single solution that manages the entire data lifecycle.
 
  • Scenario: Coney Island Hot Dogs Franchise
  • Scenario: Presenting Options
  • About Actifio
  • The Traditional Approach
  • Where the Traditional Approach Isn’t Working
  • What if (VirtualData Pipeline VDP)
  • Actifio Changes the Paradigm
  • The Actifio Software Suite
  • Actifio Solutions
  • The """"Actifio Effect""""
  • Actifio Summary
 
Lesson 14 – Replacing Backup/Recovery with High Availability
 
In this video we are going to see the future of recovery. What if you never had to recover because your data was always available? Granted, in extreme circumstances you might lose the ability to continue working, but your data would have redundant replicas both near and far that allowed you to sleep sound at night because you knew you could get people back to their data with minimal effort. That is what Microsoft and others have done by eliminating the need for a traditional backup solution and working with Exchange Server’s database availability group (DAG) solution. In this lesson we will show you how it is done! You may never need to back your Exchange up again!
  • Scenario: Globomantics
  • The Globomantics Environment
  • Microsoft’s Deployment of Exchange 2010
  • Microsoft Servers for Exchange 2010
  • Microsoft DAG Configuration
  • What is High Availability
  • Continuous Replication
  • Database Availability Group (DAG) Features
  • Globomantics Goal: Two By Two
  • Hub Transport HA
  • Edge Transport HA
  • Client Access HA
  • Unified Messaging HA
  • Questions for Globomantics
  • The Globomantics Side Elements for HA
  • Globomantics HA Existing DAG
  • Globomantics HA Increasing Replicas
  • Globomantics HA Proposed Solution
 
Lesson 15 – Exchange Recovery Best Practices
 
In this video we are going revisit concepts and best practice ideas that have been mentioned in other places during this course. We want to review them here to ensure you keep these main points in your memory for designing and deploying an Exchange recovery solution. In addition, we are going to look at storage and DPM calculators that are available for download free.
  • Scenario: DREC Expansion
  • Basic Focus Points
  • Retention Times and Database Protection
  • Backup and Recovery Options
  • Storage Calculators
 
Lesson 16 – Next Steps
 
In this video we are going to review where you started and how much we have covered up until this point. Then we will lead you toward additional material and mountains to climb so that you continue to advance your knowledge of all things Exchange 2010.
 
  • Where You Started
  • Course Building Blocks
  • What You’ve Accomplished
  • Where to Go from Here?
  • My Favorite Supporting Resources
  • Other Mountains to Climb
  • We Value Your Opinion

Fazit:

Dieses Training vermittelt einen sehr guten Überblick über die verschiedenen Backup Strategien, die in einer Exchange Umgebung angewandt werden können.

In 7 Stunden und 30 Minuten wird Ihnen umfangreiches Wissen zu “Backup and Recovery” vermittelt, dass Sie anhand des Praxisbezuges auch gut in reellen Szenarien anwenden können.

Aufgrund dieser Eigenschaften ist es wieder ein rundum empfehlenswertes Training.

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