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Restoring old exchange data to new server

Created: 17 Jun 2013 | 3 comments

I want to restore some exchange backup data (maybe to a .pst file?), which is from 2009.

At the time of the backup, we were running Exchange 2007 and using Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 I Think.

Since then we have upgraded Exchange to 2010 and Symantec Backup version to 2010, but actually not using it anymore (been using Commvault since dec. 2012).
So i'm wanting to restore exchange data through our Symantec 2010 where I can see the exchange data, but simply dont know how to restore it since the old Exchange server i no longer active.

I've tried installing the Backup Exec 2012 - it seems to be easier restore through this version than 2010?

Any help would be very appreciated!


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pkh's picture

You cannot restore an Exchange 2007 mailbox to an Exchange 2010 server.  This is a Microsoft limitation, not BE.

BE 2012 does have the ability to restore to a .pst.  You can give it a go.

MKam16's picture

I Appreciate the comment, pkh.

I don't necessarily want to restore it into my exchange 2010 - I just mentioned it, to let you guys know, that we upgraded the server, and the Exchange 2007 was no longer active.

Do you know if there are any limitations in the Backup Exec 2012 trial version? I cant seem to find my exchange data when using it. I can see all files etc. but no exchange data.

Sush...'s picture

Hello MKam,
    Have you installed the Agent for Application & Database option (can be installed in Trail too) as that would be required to read and write Exchange data.

Also if your Exchange 2007 backups were taken using GRT option then Yes you can restore it to a .pst file provided that other reqirements of restoring to .pst are fulfilled.

Refer to following technote: : Restoring Microsoft Exchange Granular Restore Technology (GRT) enabled backup to a PST file using Backup Exec 2012


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