The Quick Recovery Configuration Wizard enables you to schedule all phases of snapshot creation and maintenance:
Preparing the mirrors
Creating the initial snapshot sets
Periodically refreshing the snapshot sets
The wizard enables you to set up and schedule multiple snapshot sets for one or more Exchange components. For Microsoft Exchange 2010, Exchange components are defined as databases.
You can set up different schedules for each snapshot set. You can schedule when to prepare the snapshot mirrors, when to create the initial snapshot sets, and when to refresh the snapshot sets, enabling you to establish a schedule that best suits your site. The scheduling capability automates the process of refreshing the snapshot sets. At the scheduled time, the snapshot volumes are automatically reattached, resynchronized, and then split again.
The snapshot creation process integrates with VSS to quiesce the databases and then simultaneously snapshot the volumes. The snapshot is done while the databases are online and without disrupting the email flow.
Once configured and applied, snapshot schedules are maintained by the Veritas Scheduler Service, which runs in the background.
The wizard includes the following settings:
Which Exchange component to snapshot.
Number of snapshot sets for each Exchange component
Volume layout and disk location for each snapshot set
When to prepare the selected volumes for the snapshots
When and how often snapshots occur
You can schedule snapshot run days using days of the week, days of the month, and include or exclude dates. You can specify that a schedule recurs daily or uses some other recurrence interval. You can also schedule a daily time window in which the snapshots occur, and the intervals for refreshing snapshot sets within the time window.
Backup type (Full, Copy, or Copy plus Eseutil)
Optionally, you can also specify scripts to run before and after snapshots.
After you configure the settings, you can do one or both of the following:
Save the settings in a template file for reuse on other systems. Even if you do not save the settings to a template file, they are still stored for the Exchange component to which they apply. You can access them later by selecting the same instance and Exchange component in the wizard.
Implement the settings immediately.