Friday , July 20 2018

Configuring Avamar Backup with Exchange 2016

In my Case its a 4 Member DAG . Lets see how to Configure Avamar Backup for Exchange 2016.

Step 1 – Install Backup Agents –

  • Install the Avamar Backup Agent on Exchange DAG Members

Step 2 – Service Accounts

Create Service Account for Avamar Backups –

  • Create a Backup Service Account with a Mailbox
  • Add Below Permissions on the Exchange 2016 Servers.
Get-exchangeserver -identity 'EXCHANGESERVER'|add-adpermission -user avamarbackupuser -ExtendedRights Receive-As,Send-As
  • Run the EMC Avamar Exchange Backup User Configuration Tool


Verify Backup Permissions running the EMC Avamar Exchange Backup User Configuration Tool

Check Configure Backup Agent

Click Configure Services.

Make sure All Passed


Run the Avamar Windows Cluster Configuration –


Choose Exchange DAG


Its runs the prerequisites makes sure Avamar Client is installed on these DAG nodes.


Choose Configure new node as proxy for DAG


Choose IPv4


Choose a Node which which will act as a proxy node for all Exchange Databases for Backup


Configuring Proxy for DAG


The Configuration was successful.


Choose the Advance Settings and Configure DataSet.

  • Windows Exchange VSS
  • Exclude Suspended Database Copies from Backup
  • Exclude dismounted databases from backup
  • Disable Consistency Check for 2 more DAG members

You can configure avexvss.cmd with additional entries if backup is failing on backups

–debug For Additional logs


if you have Mcafee in Exchange Environment or any other anti virus products.

Make sure you add below avamar services as low risk processes for backup to run efficiently.

  • avtar.exe
  • avexvss.exe
  • avaagent.exe
  • avscc.exe


Successful Backups of all Exchange Passive Databases


About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Exchange Server MVP , Publisher of
Supporting/Deploying/Designing Microsoft Exchange for some years.
Extensive experience on Microsoft Technologies.

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