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Veeam Explorers for Microsoft


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Hassle-free granular recovery anyone can use

Microsoft applications, including SQL, Exchange, Active Directory and SharePoint, typically are most of the item-level restore requests that you get in a week. Traditional application-based methods of restoring entire databases to get a single item back only hurts your recovery SLAs. Veeam® helps to ease the burden with built-in, simple-to-use explorers that accelerate your day-to-day restore requests. Take the guesswork out of both discovery and recovery for Microsoft application items and enable your staff to meet your SLAs.
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Improve your recovery slas

Improve your recovery SLAs

Perform lightning-fast recovery for the most common items and more with a simple explorer view that unifies recovery for your key Microsoft applications.
Make discovery easy

Make discovery easy

Locate the application items that you need to recover with ease thanks to the quick browse and live-text search capabilities that look directly into your backups.
Explorers outcomes you don t need to be a dba

You don’t need to be a DBA

Extend and enable your backup administrators and help desk to perform item-level recovery without the need for any specialized training or tools.

Recovery strategy for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, Active directory

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SQL recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Save time when you need it most by quickly performing point-in-time restores of your Microsoft SQL Server databases, tables and transactions.

  • Easy database recovery: Restore to the original Microsoft SQL backup location with one-click.
  • Flexible recovery options: Recover an entire database down to individual transactions and tables.
  • SQL transaction log backup and replay: Point-in-time restores recover up to a specific transaction or time with a simple, slider-style interface.
  • SQL database export: Export a database to its current state or a specific point in time or transaction directly from your backup.
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Exchange recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

Instant visibility into your Exchange backups provides easy granular searches, fast recovery of individual objects and more without restoring the entire database.

  • Application-item recovery: No need to restore everything — Veeam will present the contents of those mailbox backups for browsing, searching and restore.
  • Point-in-time recovery: Archive an entire Exchange mailbox from any point in time to a .pst file to retain easy archives based on time-based events.
  • Advanced functionality for granular recovery: Recover hard-deleted items that you thought were lost forever and enable your help desk with web-based mailbox item recovery.
  • Effortless eDiscovery: Zero in on the exact Exchange items you need for internal or external investigations to easily execute eDiscovery requests.
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Active Directory recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory

Enable fast object-level recovery for Active Directory from a single-pass backup or storage snapshot without additional tools or the need to restore an entire machine.

  • Object-level recovery: Instantly recover individual Active Directory objects and attributes, including entire organizational units (OUs) from a single backup.
  • Browse Active Directory backups: Browse Active Directory directly from the backup and quickly recover exactly what you need with an easy-to-use, intuitive UI.
  • Export Active Directory objects: Easily export objects, OUs, and attributes for bulk user operations using the Lightweight Data Interchange Format (LDIF).
  • Restore tombstone objects: Reliably restore tombstone objects, including expired ones, by directly opening the Active Directory database file from a backup.
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SharePoint recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Enable fast and simple restores of SharePoint objects with deep visibility into SharePoint backups to recover anything you need in minutes with just a few clicks.

  • Restore anything in minutes: Achieve short RTOs for your most common restore requests by recovering individual SharePoint items and permissions.
  • Browse your SharePoint database: Save time and storage by opening SharePoint directly from a backup without the need to extract or import any data.
  • Leverage full-text search: Take advantage of full-text search capabilities, including the exact phrase, starts with, conditional items, and more.
  • Export recovered items: Export of recovered SharePoint items and lists can be created in XML for easy import into another SharePoint Server or farm.


How does Veeam Backup & Replication perform backup for Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange and SQL Server?

For Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory and SharePoint, Veeam Backup & Replication™ creates application-consistent, image-level backups by leveraging VSS, ensuring successful recovery of business-critical applications and services and allowing for application-specific restore scenarios. 

According to Microsoft limitations, applications cannot be kept frozen longer than for 60 seconds (20 seconds for Microsoft Exchange). If the Microsoft VSS writer keeps application data frozen longer than this period, a VSS processing timeout occurs, and Veeam Backup & Replication fails to create a transaction-consistent backup of the VM. The VSS processing timeout is a common problem for highly transactional applications such as Microsoft Exchange. 

To overcome this limitation, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the persistent VSS snapshots technology for backup of Microsoft Exchange VMs. If Microsoft Exchange must be kept frozen for a longer period than the allowed one, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically fails over to the persistent VSS snapshot mechanism. 

What type of data recovery does Veeam Backup & Replication provide for Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange and SQL Server​?

Veeam provides easy-to-use Veeam Explorers™ to ease the burden of complex application and application-item recovery:  

  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server allows you to restore and export Microsoft SQL databases and schema objects from backups created in Veeam Backup & Replication. 
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange allows you to restore and export Microsoft Exchange objects from backups created in Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory allows you to restore and export Active Directory and schema objects from backups created in Veeam Backup & Replication. 
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint allows you to restore and export Microsoft SharePoint objects from backups created in Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Does Veeam Backup & Replication perform Microsoft SQL Server database and log backups?

Veeam Backup & Replication can perform Microsoft SQL database log backup and truncation operations that are required to keep SQL storage healthy and running optimally.  

To perform transaction log backup, Veeam Backup & Replication installs the Veeam Guest SQL Log Shipper runtime component on the VM guest OS. 

The component works during the transaction log backup job session. It collects information about databases that require transaction log backup. It also detects whether it is possible to ship logs directly to the backup repository or if Veeam Backup & Replication must use the log shipping server. When the transaction log backup job session ends, the component is stopped and removed from the VM guest OS. When a new session starts, the component is installed on the VM guest OS again. 

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