Backup Exec 12.5 not in domain, GRT-based backups of Exchange 2007


Is there any method to backup Exchange 2007 bases with Symantec/Veritas Backup Exec 12.5 using GRT (Granular Recovery Technology, as i remember) in our situation, described below.

What we have:
1) 2 different networks, 2 domains without trusts. Each domain have one Exhange 2007 SP1+RU8, installed on Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (x64).

2) Backup Exec 12.5 with SP2, installed on Windows Server 2003 with SP2 (x64).
Server is standalone (not domain member), with two NICs in our 2 networks.

3) HP's tape library with one LTO-3 drive.

With Exchange 2003 in both domains – it's just worked, but after migration to 2007 – GRT is broken (snapshot-based backup is working)…

MAPI Client and CDO installed at exchange servers, but what to do with Exchange Management Tools, that must be installed at backup server? As far as i know, EMT can only be installed at domain member computer, but what to do with second domain?

Is there any chanses to resolve problem without purchasing additional software/hardware?

P.S. Sorry for my bad english…

Best Answer

Have you confimed that this is only an issue due to the lack of domain membership? If you are running Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008, then there is a different version of the MAPI/CDO client that needs to be installed.

That is available for download here:

Personally, I would try adding your BE 12.5 server into the domain of one of your Exchange 2007 servers and verify that GRT is working (or not) to rule out other issues.

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