Determining whether resources are available for backup

Resources are the databases, Exchange Database Availability Groups that are maintained by the plug-ins you have installed. You can add those resources to resource groups so that you can perform data protection jobs, but first you must identify which resources you have available. Determining available resources also verifies that the plug-in installation has completed successfully.

Before you begin

About this task

You cannot back up databases when the Overall Status option in the Details page is set to Not available for backup. The Overall Status option is set to Not available for backup when any of the following is true:


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select Microsoft Exchange Server from the plug-ins drop-down list located in the upper left corner of the Resources page.
  2. In the Resources page select Database, or Database Availability Group, or Resource Group, from the View drop-down list.
    Click and select the host name and the Exchange Server to filter the resources. You can then click to close the filter pane.
  3. Click Refresh Resources.
    The newly added or deleted Exchange Server resources are listed in the Resources page after you click Refresh Resources.


The resources are displayed along with information such as resource name, Database Availability Group name, time of last backup, and overall status.