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Barracuda Backup

How do I set up my Barracuda Backup Service to backup Exchange 2010?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago

Solution #00004887



Applies to Barracuda Backup Service, version 3.1 and above.



This document assumes that Exchange 2010 is already installed and setup and also assumes access to and knowledge of Exchange 2010 administration.

For this documentation, Exchange 2010 was installed on Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) domain controller. However, this is not a recommended practice in a production environment and this document assumes Exchange is not installed on a domain controller.

The following were used in the creation of this procedure (in part):


Backup Exchange 2010

Preparing the Exchange 2010 Server

  1. From the Exchange 2010 server, install the Barracuda Backup Agent (if not already installed).
  2. Disable circular logging by performing the following steps. Disabling circular logging enables incremental backups to be more efficient.

WARNING: Performing these steps involves dismounting the Mailbox Database. This should be performed during a schedule maintenance period after warning the end users.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.
  2. On the left pane, expand the Microsoft Exchange > Microsoft Exchange On-Premises -> Organization Configuration.
  3. Click Mailbox.
  4. In the center pane, click the Database Management tab.
  5. Right-click the first Mailbox Database and click Properties.
  6. In the Properties dialog box, click the Maintenance tab.
  7. Remove the checkmark next to Enable circular logging.
  8. Click OK.
  9. With the Mailbox Database selected, on the right pane click Dismount Database.
  10. Click Yes when asked if you want to dismount the database.
  11. Once the database is dismounted, remount it by clicking Mount Database on the right pane.

Setup the Data Source

  1. Open the Barracuda Backup Web Console and logon with your account and password.
  2. On the left panel, choose the Barracuda Backup Server that you woul dlike to use to backup Exchange 2010.
  3. Click the Backup tab on the top of the configuration console, then click Sources.
  4. Under Data Sources, click Add Computer.
  5. The desired backup server should already be selected in the Assigned Backup Server drop down. Change it if you would like to use a different backup server.
  6. Click the checkbox Backups Enabled to enable this new backup source.
  7. Type a meaningful description in the Computer Description field. This will be what you see in a list of data sources for this backup server.
  8. Type the IP address or DNS hostname of the Exchange 2010 server in the Computer Hostname field. This is how the backup server will communicate with the Exchange 2010 server.
  9. Select Microsoft Windows from the Computer Type drop-down.
  10. Select the Agent Software Backup (recommended) radio button from the Backup Type section.
  11. Click Save Changes to complete the creation of the Backup Source.
  12. After a moment, you will be returned to the Data Sources screen. The new data source should be visible along with the Agent Data Sources.
  13. The agent should have automatically detected the installation of Exchange 2010. If you do not see Microsoft Exchange listed under Agent Data Sources, check your installation of Exchange on the server and re-add the data source.
  14. On the row that shows Microsoft Exchange, click Edit to set up the data source.
  15. After a moment, the screen will refresh. Click Select specific items from the Item Selection section.
  16. Place a checkmark on the Microsoft Exchange tree item.
    : If you would like to backup all data on this Exchange server including System State and File Systems, leave Select all items selected.
  17. Click Save Changes.

Setup the Backup Schedule

  1. Click on the Backup tab (if not already there) and click Schedules.
  2. Click Add a Schedule.
  3. Type a meaningful name for the schedule in the Schedule Name field.
  4. Uncheck Apply to all Servers and Shares for this Backup Server. This will reveal a detailed selection tree. Place a checkmark only on the Exchange 2010 server.
  5. Select the days of the week you want to backup Exchange 2010.
  6. Decide on a time you would like the backup to start on the selected days. Type it into the Start Time field. Enter the hour and minutes separately into each field, then pick AM or PM.
  7. If you would like this job to repeat on the selected days and time, click the Repeat checkbox. In the new fields that appear, type the number of hours to repeat the job and the time when the schedule will stop repeating.
  8. Click Save Changes to save the schedule.
  9. If you would like to do an initial manual backup, click Run Backup Now.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click on the Reports section to see the status of the backup.
  12. Monitor the backup job to ensure that it runs on the schedule that was selected.

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