Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Understanding Disaster Recovery

Proper routine maintenance can greatly reduce the need for disaster recovery. If you accidentally delete information, you can recover a single database from a backup. If a user deletes data, you can set a deleted item retention period so that the user can recover data from their Outlook client. If a server is physically damaged, you can recover key components or the entire server.

Important   Review the most up-to-date Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Web article available at before performing disaster recovery procedures.

Recovering from a Catastrophic Failure

If your entire messaging and collaboration system fails, completely restoring a server is a more complex process than a restoring a single database. Full server recovery is defined as restoring an original Exchange server so that all Windows 2000 security and configuration information, and Exchange configuration information and other data, is recovered. A full server recovery enables users to use their current passwords to log on to their mailboxes when you deploy the recovered server.

You need the following items or conditions to implement a full server recovery:

Related Topics

Exchange 2000 Server - Set Mailbox Properties Exchange 2000 Server - Set Public Folder Store Properties Disaster Recovery