How to restore a corrupt Exchange database backup?
Hi, I'm running Backup Exec 12.5 on Windows 2003, and I've been asked to restore the contents of a user's mailbox from a couple of years ago into their current mailbox (accounts haven't changed). The user archived their emails, and then lost the archives, so they have a giant gap in their inbox/sent folder.
Normally, this wouldn't be an issue, except due to oversight/mistakes on my predecessor's and my part, there's a very large gap of time where the backup tapes show the email database as corrupt (which is true- there was a problem, and it grew until it finally brought things to a halt, at which point, it was finally fixed, and the backups were good again.)
I can't just select another backup, as the issue was pervasive enough to cover a much larger stretch of time than I'm willing to admit.
How can I convince Backup Exec to restore the corrupt Exchange database somewhere so I can try repairing it, and grab the users email from it?
Also, if I do manage to extract the corrupt database to somewhere, and then repair it, can I then use Backup Exec to restore from the image?