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Extracting Exchange DB to a file with BE 12.5

Created: 23 Mar 2012 • Updated: 27 Mar 2012 | 4 comments
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How can I extract an Exchange 2003 database from tape to a file on the same server without affecting the current Exchange.  I need to get the db files so I can copy them to another offline server and export one of the mailboxes to a pst.  GRT was not enabled on this backup.  I see the File Redirection as well as Microsoft Exchange Redirection in the restore job but not sure which or both to use and what settings I need.  The key is I can't mess with the current Exchange I just want the DB files off of the tape.

Any help as quickly as possible would be extremely appreciated.


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Colin Weaver's picture

Use a Recovery Storage Group on the existing server (search Microsoft for info on this and then read our documents afterwards) or build a completely offline AD and EXCH environment to restore into.

Notsure12's picture


Thanks for your suggestion.  I'm doing that now.  I'm following this document but I don't see how to restore to the RSG instead of the current "live" database?

Notsure12's picture

Thanks for your suggestions.  I see from another document that it will authomatically restore to the offline database.  This worked.