How to bind Exchange 2010 database backups to a specific management class
Legacy backups use include statements in the dsm.opt to bind storage groups or databases to a management class. However, Exchange 2010 uses VSS backups and binds backups to a management class with the VSSPOLICY statement in the tdpexc.cfg file.
To bind Exchange 2010 or any VSS backups to a management class:
1) Set management class in tdpexc.cfg file
To set the management class Exchange backups use, when not using the default management class, add a VSSPOLICY statement to the tdpexc.cfg file. For example to use management class named MC1:
VSSPOLICY * * * TSM MC1
VSSPOLICY statements are processed from the bottom up and processing stops at the first match. The syntax for the VSSPOLICY statement is:
VSSPOLICY <srvname> "<strggrpname>" <backuptype> <backupdest> <mgmtcls>
The statement contains the following values:
<srvname> Name of the Exchange Server or wildcard character: *
"<strggrpname>" Name of storage group or wildcard character: *
<backuptype> Backup type: FULL, COPY, etc or wildcard character: *
<backupdest> Backup destination: TSM or LOCAL or wildcard character: *
<mgmtcls> Management Class name. This sets the management class for the specified class of backup.
For example To bind all the VSS backups going to TSM to a specific management class, you can use wildcards as in Example 1 above.
To specify a specific mgmtclass for a FULL backup to TSM, the VSSPOLICY might be such as:
VSSPOLICY * * FULL TSM MC1
You can also setup the VSSPolicy information with the Data Protection Exchange GUI by selecting Utilities -> TSM VSS Policy Binding in the GUI, and then entering appropriate values in the fields.
2) Specify databases to backup
To specify which database(s) you want to backup, backup using the command line, for example:
Ex 3: tdpexcc backup MBXDB001,MBXDB002,MDXDB003,PFDB001 inc
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