So taking snapshots of Exchange isn't supported :)
What is supported is restoring the Exchange Data from an Exchange aware backup to new server using the recoverserver switch
That should cut down on the actual restore time in that sense.
Dear Exchange Pros.
We made a full restore of our Exchange Server 2013 virtual machine to be sure that restore works before we install Cumulative Update 23. Restore of complete VM took 20 hours !
The System Disk C: is 30GB of data, the Mailbox Database on Disk D: is 600GB of Data and the archive Disk on Disk E: is 220 GB, so all together is almost 1 TB of Data that has to be restored in restore process.
How can we speed up that process the best way?
I know, it is possible to move the databases to another place but whats best practice here ?
When we move the databases to an other system / storage, how will this complicate the backup / restore process ?
Thank you very much for help.