In this busy digital age, organizations totally miss out on frequently backing up their data citing lack of time and cumbersome preparations. Backing up data is highly crucial for any organization be it small or large. Timely backups can save a fortune for any enterprise. A common question which usually arises is whether a backup is really that important and if so how to perform one. We have linked a previous post which gives an in-detail explanation about why backup for Office 365 and Exchange server is so essential. In this post let us look at the actual process of performing backup using EdbMails application.
Steps to backup Exchange server data using EdbMails
Step 1. Downloading and installing the application: Download and install the latest version of EdbMails application on your computer. Double click the EdbMails setup (EdbMailsSetup.exe) file to install the application and follow the instructions that appear to complete the installation.
Step 2. Login to the application: To use Encryption backup/restore you must have your own EdbMails account. Go to https://www.edbmails.com and create ‘Free Trial Account’. After creating the account, enter the Trial Account credentials as shown and click ‘Login’
Step 3. Selecting ‘Exchange Backup‘: Select the option ‘Exchange Backup’ from the drop down and click ‘Let’s Go‘.
Step 4. Login to Source Live Exchange server: Exchange server source connection opens the wizard to configure the migration job. There you need to choose the connection option ‘Connect using Global Admin User’ and select the mailbox-type then click ‘Next’. Here there are two options to be considered. ‘Use Default Connection’ or the ‘Use Autodiscover Email’ option.
- Default Connection: Choose ‘Use Default connection‘ and enter the required login credentials to access the source Exchange server mailboxes.
- Auto-discover option: The ‘Autodiscover Email’ resolves any IP address or Exchange Version conflicts used in the default connection. Choose ‘Use Autodiscover Email’ and enter the required login credentials to access the Exchange server mailboxes.
You will be presented with 3 options on successful login to your account as shown below.
a) Load Mailboxes automatically : It automatically loads all your mailboxes present on the source server in real time.
b) Load Mailboxes Using .CSV file : After successful login, if the automatic mailbox listing has failed to retrieve all the mailboxes then you can load all the mailboxes using .CSV file. If you have chosen Load Mailboxes using .CSV file, then you need to follow the below steps to load the mailboxes from the .CSV file. The detailed steps to on listing mailboxes using .CSV file is described here.
Click ‘Continue’ at the bottom once you load all the mailboxes from the .CSV file.
C) Load Mailboxes from previously stored list : If you choose to Load Mailboxes from previously Stored List then it will display the already stored mailboxes.
Step 5. Perform Exchange Backup: Select themailboxes you wish to backup. Browse for a suitable location to save the backup file and click the ‘Backup using AES 256-bit Private Key based Encryption’ button at the bottom to continue.
Set the Encryption Key for Backup and click ‘Save’ at the bottom
Start the Backup Operation by clicking the ‘Continue‘ button.
That’s it! During Backup operation, you can view the progress as shown below.
Appropriate message will be displayed on completion of the Backup operation. Click the ‘View Log‘ button to view the complete backup operation log.
Steps to restore Exchange server data from a backup using EdbMails
Step 1. Selecting ‘Exchange Backup‘ : Select the option ‘Exchange Backup’ from the drop down and click ‘Let’s Go‘.
Step 2. Perform Exchange mailbox restore : Click the ‘Restore from encrypted file‘ button at the bottom.
Set the Encryption Key and click ‘Save’ at the bottom
Restore the backed up encrypted file by browsing for the .enc file on your PC.
Step 3. Connect to the desired Exchange Server to Restore. Here you need to choose the connection option ‘Connect using Global Admin User‘ and select the mailbox-type. Then click ‘Next‘.
The two options ‘Use Default Connection’ and ‘Use Autodiscover Email’ are same as the one explained above in the backup operation. Select any one and click ‘Login’
You will be presented with 3 options on successful login to your account as shown below. These are same as explained in the backup part.
Once the mailboxes are loaded, start the restore operation by selecting the mailboxes to which you wish to restore. Click ‘Continue’ at the bottom.
You will get a conformation message as shown. Click ‘Yes‘.
That’s it! During Restore operation, you can view the progress as shown below. Appropriate message will be displayed on completion of the Restore operation. Click the ‘View Log’ button to view the Restore operation log.
Backing up and restoring Exchange Server data has never been that easy. Thanks to EdbMails tool, you can now perform an array of other cool functions for your organizational requirements.
To know more about Exchange server backup please visit https://www.edbmails.com/pages/exchange-backup.html
To know more about Exchange server restore please visit https://www.edbmails.com/pages/restore-exchange-2010-mailbox.html