Backing up Exchange resources groups

A resource group is a collection of resources on a host or Exchange DAG, and the resource group can include either a whole DAG or individual databases.

Before you begin

About this task

You can back up a resource group on demand from the Resources page. If a resource group has a policy attached and a schedule configured, then backups occur automatically according to the schedule.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, select Resource Group from the View list.
    You can search the resource group either by entering the resource group name in the search box or by clicking , and then selecting the tag. You can then click to close the filter pane.
  3. In the Resource Groups page, select the resource group that you want to back up, and then click Back up Now.
  4. In the Backup page, perform the following steps:
    1. If you have associated multiple policies with the resource group, from the Policy drop-down list, select the policy that you want to use for backup.
    2. Click Backup.
  5. Monitor the backup's progress by double-clicking the job in the Activity pane at the bottom of the page to display the Job Details page.