I have a couple of questions about how to install SMBR properly:
1. What is exactly the best practice of installing SMBR? on the same Exchange server that keep the mailbox DB
or in a different server?
if on a different server, how we connect between SMBR to Exchange server and SC?
2. Do we need to install anything else beside SMBR?
3. When we should be used SMAS? what is the use cases of this product?
Thank you for your help
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you can install SMBR either on one Exchange server or on a dedicated server.
If you are using it with the snapcenter integration you need to deploy also the windows plugin and the other thing you need os Outlook (32 bit)
SMBR needs to run on server on which Microsoft Outlook is running, and it uses native Microsoft Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI) protocol to communicate with the Microsoft Exchange Server that is running on a separate machine.
Keep in mind that SMBR passes a query to identify the host name for Exchange, hence the backup snapshots will only load on the active server. So the mount operation will be perfomed on the server where the active database runs.
hope this help