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184.108.40.206. Click the Backup Sets icon on the main interface of AhsayOBM.
220.127.116.11. Create a new backup set by clicking the “+” icon next to Add new backup set.
18.104.22.168. Select the Backup set type as MS Exchange Mail Level Backup. The system will automatically detect and select the Exchange Server DAG version, make sure the version selected is correct.
22.214.171.124. In the Backup Source menu, select the mailboxes or public folders for backup. You can click to expand the mailbox or public folder to select which mail folder to back up. You can also click Show mails to select individual mail to back up. Click Next to proceed when you are done.
126.96.36.199. In the Schedule menu, you can configure a backup schedule for backup job to run automatically at your specified time interval. By default, the Run scheduled backup for this backup set option is disabled. Enable it then click the “+” icon next to Add new schedule. Click Next to proceed when you are done setting.
188.8.131.52. In the Destination menu, select a backup destination where the backup mail will be stored. Click the “+” icon next to Add new storage destination / destination pool.
184.108.40.206. Select the destination storage, then click OK to proceed.
220.127.116.11. Click Next on the Destination menu page to proceed.
18.104.22.168. In the Encryption window, the default Encrypt Backup Data option is enabled with an encryption key preset by the system which provides the most secure protection.
22.214.171.124. You can choose from one of the following three Encryption Type options:
For best practice on managing your encryption key, refer to the following article: Best Practices for Managing Encryption Key on AhsayOBM or AhsayACB
126.96.36.199. If you have enabled the Encryption Key feature in the previous step, the following pop-up window shows, no matter which encryption type you have selected.
The pop-up window has the following three options to choose from:
188.8.131.52. Enter the Windows login credentials for user authentication. Click Next to proceed. The User name should be entered in the following format “user@hostname”, i.e. email@example.com
The Windows User Authentication interface will show only if scheduled backup is enabled and set successfully.
184.108.40.206. The following screen shows when the new backup set is created successfully.
220.127.116.11. Click Backup now to start a backup immediately, or run a backup job later by following the instructions in Run Mail Level Backup Job.
As mentioned in the Requirement section of this guide, if you choose to back up an Exchange DAG setup by installing AhsayOBM on each DAG members, only a scheduled backup that is performed on all DAG members at the scheduled time, will be considered a complete backup. AhsayOBM on all DAG members will start a backup, based on the scheduled time of the backup set at the same time.
A manual backup performed only on individual DAG member will not be considered complete.
Please refer to the Scheduled Backup for Exchange Server in Data Availability Group (DAG) Option for details.
Below are the steps of the restore process for mail-level backup in DAG.
18.104.22.168. In the AhsayOBM main interface, click the Restore icon.
22.214.171.124. Select the backup set that you would like to restore mail from.
126.96.36.199. Select the backup destination that contains the mail(s) that you would like to restore.
188.8.131.52. Click to expand the menu tree to select which mailbox to restore. You can also select mail item(s) from a specific backup job or all mail items that you have backed up to restore. Click Next to proceed.
184.108.40.206. Select to restore the mail to their Original location, Alternate location or to an Alternate host.
Please refer to the Limitation part to check for the limitation of the restore process.
220.127.116.11. Select the temporary directory for storing temporary files, such as delta files when they are being merged, click Restore to start the restoration.
18.104.22.168. The following screen with the text Restore Completed Successfully shows when the restoration is completed.