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Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by JoshuaPostSAMC » Nov 18, 2016 7:02 pm

In SureBackup, the SQL test option goes further than just a simple port test, it lists services, enumerates databases, and runs a query against them.

The Mail Server test is only a port 25 check. I would like to see either this test expanded, or a separate test for Exchange Mailbox server, that will look for mail stores, ensure they are mounted and that mailboxes are available.

I completely had these two backwards and was trying to use the Mail Server test against my mailbox servers and it would fail, when in reality, these are the only two servers in my Exchange infrastructure that do not have Port 25 available, so I had to reverse everything.

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Re: Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by PTide » Nov 18, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi,

If you want to perform some deeper testing you can use your own custom script.

Thanks.

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Re: Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by JoshuaPostSAMC » Nov 18, 2016 7:31 pm

I want Veeam to write the custom script... :o

I also think "Mail Server" should be renamed to "SMTP Server" as I expect Mail Server to be the one that holds the mail, not the one that transfers it via SMTP. Or just put the port number behind it that you are testing "Mail Server (Port 25)"

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Re: Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by PTide » Nov 19, 2016 11:48 am

New features (e.g. scripts) are added when there is either a high value in them a or a lot of demand. Let's wait for other users to see if such custom script is really needed. Meanwhile you can post the request on the Powershell subforum where community members share their PS scripts.

Thank you for the feedback.

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Re: Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by Regnor » Nov 19, 2016 12:24 pm

Thinking about Microsoft Exchange there are some additional parameters which could be checked.
On the other hand not everyone is using the same feature set and also from version to version you have different services.
Perhaps it would be best to include a wizard to add checks for different ports and services?

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Re: Feature Request - SureBackup Deeper Mail Server Test

Post by Andreas Neufert » Nov 20, 2016 9:10 pm 1 person likes this post

If you Google "Surebackup Exchange Test Script" you can find several of them from the community.
For example this one:
http://itmorsels.blogspot.de/2013/04/ve ... hange.html
I think this will as well work when you "only" start one Exchange DAG Server without witness share.

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