Tag: Microsoft Exchange

How to Truncate Logs on Exchange 2010 Without Running a Backup

How to Truncate Logs on Exchange 2010 Without Running a Backup

In this article, we will cover the topic of how to purge Exchange 2010 logs in “emergency” cases. Topics covered are useful in case you need to free up drive space by deleting Exchange log files, and there is no way to create a full regular backup instead. Continue reading

Brick-Level Mailbox Backup Explained

Brick-Level Mailbox Backup Explained

Exchange Server brick-level backup means backing up the smallest available information objects (mailbox items), and there are a few things you should know about these “bricks”.

In this article, we are going to explain the different Exchange backup approaches and show you how to perform a granular restore using CloudBerry software for MS Exchange backup. Continue reading

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Item-Level Restore for Exchange 2010 with CloudBerry Backup

Item-Level Restore for Exchange 2010 with CloudBerry Backup

Item-Level restore for ExchangeCloudBerry Backup can save and recover Microsoft Exchange Server data, but it has lacked the ability to restore individual items such as emails or calendars. Now we are glad to announce Microsoft Exchange Item-level Restore in CloudBerry Backup 5.2! Continue reading

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How to Restore MS Exchange using CloudBerry Backup

How to Restore MS Exchange using CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup is designed for backup and restore for MS Exchange. In this blog post, we will tell how to restore MS Exchange with CloudBerry Backup. Also, you might want to check out our previous article on How to back up MS Exchange to Amazon S3 and other cloud storage.
It takes you two simple steps to restore MS Exchange: download Exchange database and log files from the cloud storage and replace current Exchange files with the restored files. Let's look at entire restoring process step by step.

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CloudBerry Backup for MS Exchange 2007

CloudBerry Backup for MS Exchange 2007

CloudBerry Lab is proud to announce full support for MS Exchange 2007 in CloudBerry Backup for Microsoft Exchange. The previous release supported only MS Exchange 2010 and 2013 but we got a lot of feedback from our customers who also wanted to back up MS Exchange 2007 as they see this version fully address current business needs and they don't plan to upgrade to the newer version.

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Managed Backup Service: How to Backup MS Exchange Server

Managed Backup Service: How to Backup MS Exchange Server

CloudBerry Managed Backup Service allows service providers offering MS Exchange Server cloud backup service to their customers. The solution doesn't require MS Exchange administration experience to perform automatic backup of MS Exchange Server public and private databases to cloud storage or to a local drive.

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Introducing CloudBerry Backup 3.5.1

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 3.5.1

CloudBerry Lab is proud to present Cloudberry Backup version 3.5.1. With new enhancements our backup solution has become more powerful and efficient. Here’s a list of improvements and new features:
  • Support of email notifications via custom SMTP server for all editions of CloudBerry Backup;
  • Support of MS Exchange 2013 databases backup in CloudBerry Backup for MS Exchange Server and Enterprise edition (beta);
  • Multiple files upload speed improvement;
  • Delete Locally Deleted Files feature added to Custom mode;
  • AWS Import/Export feature support for all editions of CloudBerry Backup;
  • CloudBerry Backup compression for SQL database backup on SQL Express;
  • Truncation of Exchange transaction logs on backup.
Below is a short overview of all the improvements listed above.

Support for email notifications via custom SMTP server for ALL editions

Previously SMTP email notifications via custom SMTP server were supported only in Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and Server editions, now this valuable feature is also included in all editions of Cloudberry Backup.
In the Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 on the Notification step of the Backup Wizard you will see the “I want to use my SMTP server for email notifications” check box. Check it to enable this feature and the SMTP Settings window will be opened automatically.
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On the SMTP Settings screen you will be asked to specify your SMTP server details as shown on the screenshot below.
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Once notification options via custom SMTP server are set, users will receive notifications on specified emails every time this backup plan is running.

MS Exchange Backup Enhancements

In a new release there is a couple of valuable enhancements that are to make a backup of MS Exchange databases more efficient. They are Support of MS Exchange 2013 databases (beta) and backup of Exchange transaction logs
Support of MS Exchange 2013 databases (beta)
With a new release users of Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and MS Exchange editions got an ability to back up MS Exchange 2013 databases. In previous editions Cloudberry Backup supported backup only of MS Exchange 2010 databases and so we received multiple requests to enhance our products with the backup MS Exchange 2013 databases feature.
Truncation of Exchange transaction logs on backup
Now Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and MS Exchange editions are able to truncate Exchange transaction logs on backup. Once the transactions are committed to the database and tracked by the checkpoint files, the log files are no longer needed by the database. If log files are not deleted, they will eventually consume all the available disk space and the Exchange databases will be taken offline until the log files are purged from the disk.

Improvement of upload speed for multiple files

We’ve made an upload of multiple files to storage faster. If in an earlier version an upload of huge amount of files could take a long time, now it’ll be performed about 4-5 times faster. For example: in Cloudberry Backup 3.4 upload of 5000 files could take an hour, in Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 such upload will take about 5-10 minutes. An improvement of upload speed for multiple files has affected each edition of CloudBerry Backup.

Custom mode supports "Delete files that have been deleted locally"

In earlier versions of Cloudberry Backup we had a feature that automated a deletion of files in storage that have been deleted from local drive. This feature is a part of the Purge step and was supported in Advanced Mode and In Simple Mode only. Now users can use this valuable feature also for backup in a Custom Mode – you need just to check the checkbox and specify number of days after local deletion when files should be removed from storage.
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Support of AWS Import/Export for ALL CloudBerry Backup editions

AWS Import/ Export service allows you to send a flash drive, removable hard disc or other media device to Amazon so that the data is uploaded to S3. It can significantly speed things up if you need to upload large amount of data to Amazon S3. Multiple Gigabytes and Terabytes of data can be uploaded in hours instead of being transferred to cloud storage for days or weeks.
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Earlier AWS Import/ Export service was supported only in Cloudberry Backup Server Edition, now it is available for users across all editions of Cloudberry Backup. You can learn more about CloudBerry Backup AWS Import/ Export feature in our other post.

CloudBerry Backup compression for SQL database backup on SQL Express

MS SQL native compression is not supported for MS SQL Express. Because of it previously users of SQL Express couldn’t use the compression feature of CloudBerry Backup for backup of their MS SQL databases. In Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 MS SQL Express databases can be compressed via embedded Gzip algorithm. Compression reduces size of files before transfer to cloud storage and speeds up an upload process.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Now .NET 4.0 is a system requirement for all editions.

Conclusion

With the number of new features CloudBerry Backup becomes more powerful and compelling. The addition of new features and improvement of upload speed for multiple objects make the CloudBerry Backup more appealing to broader audience of SMB customers. We hope that most of CloudBerry Backup users will find these enchantments really useful.
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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 3.4 and later.
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