The case of failed Exchange & SQL backups when using VMware vSphere 6 and Veeam Backup & Replication 8


By: Netanel Ben-Shushan & Yaniv Totiashvili   In my case, I tried to take Exchange Server 2013 backups using Veeam Backup & Replication v8, or Veeam B&R 8 for short. The Exchange Server 2013 is a virtual machine (VM) that’s running on top of VMware vSphere 6 environment. When I tried to take backup of Exchange Server using Veeam B&R 8 I notice that the backup takes long time and at the end I get the following error at the Veeam-level: "CBT (stands for Change Block Tracking) data is invalid, failing over to legacy incremental backup. No action is required, next job run should...

Exchange Server 2016 Architecture


In our continuing quest to improve the product’s capabilities and simplify the architecture and its deployment, we have removed the Client Access server (CAS) role and added the client access services to the Mailbox role. Even without the CAS role, the system maintains loose coupling in terms of functionality, versioning, user partitioning and geographical affinity. The Mailbox server role now: Houses the logic to route protocol requests to the correct destination endpoint. Hosts all of the components and/or protocols that process, render and store the data. No clients connect directly to the back-end endpoints on the Mailbox server; instead, clients connect client access...
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