Microsoft Exchange Server is a widely used messaging platform for email communication, group scheduling, and calendaring for collaboration purposes. Failure at any level of storage, server, or networking could result in unacceptable operational and financial losses. Therefore, data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability should be carefully planned to enable quick recovery with little or no data loss. This guide delivers best practice guidance for using NetApp SnapCenter technology. SnapCenter tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange Server to enable application-consistent, online, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)–based backups and point-in-time (PIT) or up-to-the-minute (UTM) restores of Exchange databases.