Networker 220.127.116.11, windows 2012r2
So, it seems that our Barracuda email archiver has bitten the dust, and the company does not plan to repair, replace, or upgrade it. So, I need another way to restore individual email files/folders, etc. We run a dag configuration between two primary servers, each with passive copy at another datacenter. We have about 7tb of total exchange data, and a full backup takes typically 7 to 9 hours, which we are good with.
I have been reading up on this, and have a couple questions.
1) Does changing from our usual database backup to a GLR backup method, add significant time to the duration of the backup?
2) Will i be able to perform granular restores for data backed up PRIOR to when I begin using GLR backups, or will i only be able to recover email granularly from the time that i start using GLR backups?
Looks like changing to the GLR method will require a reboot of the exchange servers, hence, a production outage. For those of you using this, are there any other little real-world “gotchas” that you would not mind sharing?