How to restore to an Exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group using the Exchange Management Console

Article:TECH51626  |  Created: 2007-01-01  |  Updated: 2013-11-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH51626
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How to restore to an Exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group using the Exchange Management Console


Solution



To perform a redirected restore to recovery storage group using the Exchange Management Console perform the following:

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. Select the Toolbox option on the left pane and then choose Database Recovery Manager. It is located under Disaster recovery tools. (Figure 1)

  3. Figure 1


  4. Enter in the server name and domain controller name (Figure 2)

  5. Figure 2


  6. Select "Create a recovery storage group" (Figure 3)

  7. Figure 3


  8. Choose the storage group to be restored to. (Figure 4)

  9. Figure 4


  10. Enter in the Recovery storage group name (Figure 5)

  11. Figure 5


  12. Verify it worked correctly and then select "Go back to task center" (Figure 6)

  13. Figure 6


  14. Open Backup Exec and SelecttheStorage group that needs to be restored. (Figure 7)

  15. Figure 7


  16. Then select "Microsoft Exchange Redirection" from the left task pane

  17. Check off "Redirected Exchange sets"

  18. Fill in the server name that was used in step 3 for server name

  19. Check "Redirect using Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) snapshot provider"

  20. Then choose the radial button that says "Redirect to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) (Exchange 2007 only) ". (Figure 8)

  21. Figure 8


  22. Run the restore job

 

Steps to be followed Post Successful Restore:


Once the database has been restored to RSG either merge missing emails from a mailbox from RSG to the production mailbox (this will restore all the missing emails without giving an option to restore individual emails) or use the Restore-Mailbox cmdlet to copy end-user data from a recovery storage group on any server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to the same/any other Exchange 2007 server.

The Restore-Mailbox cmdlet can only use disconnected mailboxes from a recovery storage group on a server as a source of data and connected mailboxes as a target for data. To execute this command successfully ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • To run the Restore-Mailbox cmdlet, the account must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for both the source and target servers.

  • The recovered and source databases must be from an Exchange 2007 server.

  • The syntax to run the command is listed below:
    Restore-Mailbox -Identity <target mailbox> -RSGDatabase <Name of the Database added to the RSG> -RSGMailbox <source mailbox> -TargetFolder <folder to which you want to restore the mails to>


For more details on Restore-Mailbox refer to the link below:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125218(EXCHG.80).aspx

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