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NetVault Plug-in for Exchange 12.0 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for Exchange Defining an Exchange data protection strategy Planning your Exchange Server deployment Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data Troubleshooting

Viewing data restored to an RSG for Exchange 2007

For Exchange Server 2007, the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (ExTRA) and Windows PowerShell included with Exchange 2007 may be used to extract data from a database in an RSG. For information about using these utilities, see the relevant Exchange documentation. For additional information, see How to Recover a Mailbox by Using a Recovery Storage Group at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997694.aspx

Restoring data to a Recovery Database (RDB) in Exchange 2010 and later

Because Exchange 2010 and later do not use Storage Groups, it includes the RDB feature as a replacement for the RSG. An RDB is similar to RSG in that it is a special database that is created to hold a restored database where data can be extracted without disturbing user access. The RDB enables the recovery of accidentally deleted mailboxes and other email items, as well supporting data recovery for legal inquiries.

You can find a complete description of RDBs and their usage in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see Recovery Databases at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876954.aspx.

The following procedures illustrate the steps required to establish an RDB in Exchange 2010 or later, and how to use NetVault Backup to restore backed-up data to it. To create an RDB, use the Exchange Management Shell.

Creating an RDB for Exchange 2010 and later

1
Open the Exchange Management Shell.
New-MailboxDatabase ‑Recovery ‑Name <RDB_Name> ‑Server <Exchange_Server_Name>
IMPORTANT: When you create the RDB, do not use Mount-Database. If the database is mounted, the initial Exchange Server database transaction logs are generated. These logs might interfere with the restore job and cause it to fail.

You can find complete instructions for this procedure in the relevant Microsoft Exchange documentation. For more information, see Create a Recovery Database at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee332321.aspx.

Restoring data to an RDB for Exchange 2010 and later

With the RDB successfully created, you can restore data to it by completing the steps outlined in Renaming Storage Groups/Mailbox Databases. Amend those steps to including the following steps:

1
After you select the Rename to check box in the Rename/Relocate dialog box, enter the name of the RDB in the text box to direct the backup to the RDB.
2
On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options, and select the following options on the Restore and Recovery Options tab:
3
If you created the RDB on an Exchange Server that is not the active server, select the applicable NetVault Backup Client from the Target Client list on the Create Restore Job page.
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