Tool Helps Restore Exchange Servers
Users looking for simpler, speedier restorations of crashed Exchange servers will get their wish from Veritas next week.Users looking for simpler and speedier restorations of crashed Exchange servers will get their wish from Veritas Software Corp. next week. In an update to the Veritas Edition for Exchange 1.1 software, called Maintenance Pack 1, the Mountain View, Calif., data management company automated several pages worth of manual steps from a Microsoft snapshot restoration white paper into a new automated utility, explained Matt LaPine, engineering manager. The new feature, called Hot Snapshots, is based on the existing FlashSnap tool in Veritas Volume Manager software, he said. Recovering crashed e-mails servers is vital, as e-mail is increasingly becoming a mission-critical application and is subject to recent legal requirements.
Since the snapshots come form the users choice of disk technologies instead of slower tapes, snapshot restores can be done in minutes, compared to hours in the past, he said.