Recovering Exchange Data

Recovering Exchange data


The backup service enables you to recover Exchange Server data to the original Exchange Server.

The following table summarizes the Exchange Server data that you can select for recovery and the minimal user rights required to recover the data.


 Exchange version   Data items   User rights
 2003  Storage groups  Membership in the Organization 
 Management 
role group.
 2007  Storage groups  Membership in the OExchange Organization 
 Administrators 
role group.
 2010/2013  Databases  Membership in the Organization 
 Management 
role group.

Alternatively, you can recover the databases (storage groups) as files. The database files, along with transaction log files, will be extracted from the backup to a folder that you specify. This can be useful if you need to extract data for an audit or further processing by third-party tools, or when the recovery fails for some reason and you are looking for a workaround to mount the databases manually.



 

To recover Exchange data

 

We will refer to both databases and storage groups as "databases" throughout this procedure.

1. Click Microsoft Exchange.

Machines with Agent for Exchange installed are shown.

2. Select the machine which originally contained the data that you want to recover.

3. Click Recovery.

4. Select a recovery point. Note that recovery points are filtered by location.

5. Click Recover Exchange data.

6. Select the data that you want to recover.

7. If you want to recover the databases as files, click Recover as files, select a local or a network folder to save the files to, and then click Recover. Otherwise, skip this step.

8. Click Recover. If prompted, provide credentials to access the Exchange Server.

9. By default, the databases are recovered to the original ones. If the original database does not exist, it will be recreated.

To recover a database as a different one:

a. Click the database name.

b. In Recover to, select New database.

c. Specify the new database name.

d. Specify the new database path and log path. The folder you specify must not contain the original database and log files.

10. Click Start recovery.

11. If the databases are recovered to the original ones, confirm overwriting the databases with their backed-up versions.

The recovery progress is shown in the Status column for the machine.

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