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Rapid Recovery 6.2.1 - Mailbox Restore for Exchange User Guide

Understanding Mailbox Restore for Exchange Preparing to use Mailbox Restore for Exchange The Local Mount Utility and Mailbox Restore Using Mailbox Restore for Exchange Restoring Exchange data using Mailbox Restore Exchange database maintenance in Mailbox Restore About us Glossary

Performing data recovery using Mailbox Restore

Recovering any Exchange data or data stores from a Rapid Recovery recovery point involves using the Local Mount Utility and Mailbox Restore. Using the LMU is the preferred and recommended way for opening the database from within the recovery point and opening the Mailbox Restore application. After you open the database, all restore procedures occur within the Mailbox Restore user interface. After you complete the restore, be sure to close the database and dismount the recovery point you used in LMU to prevent any future complications.

Use the following procedures to recover data from a backed up Exchange database:

Use Mailbox Restore or the Local Mount Utility to open the Exchange database.

Searching for an Exchange item

There may be instances when you want to search for an item by a keyword, such as a term related to a specific project, or a person’s name, such as the name of a former employee. For each circumstance, you could have different search criteria. Mailbox Restore accommodates such events by offering two methods to search for items within the Exchange data store:

Basic search. Lets you perform a Quick Search for keywords in one or more fields. This is typically used when searching for messages.
Advanced Search. Lets you search for multiple keywords by using a tree query and can be used to search for any Exchange item.

Conducting a basic search for an Exchange item

When recovering Exchange data using Mailbox Restore, there may be instances when you want to search for an item by a keyword, such as a term related to a specific project or the name of a former employee. A text box in the menu bar accommodates this need. Complete the following procedure to conduct a search of the open Exchange data store.

In the All Mail Folders pane navigation tree, select the folder or mailbox in which you want to search.
Results appear in the Search query pane.
To sort the results, use the buttons the top row of the Search query pane. You can sort by such criteria as priority, attachments, subject, and size.

Using the Advanced Search function

When sifting through a large data store, you can use the Mailbox Restore Advanced Search feature to narrow your search for an Exchange item and make your results more accurate. Filters include item type, location (In), and other criteria such as From and Subject. The feature lets you use multiple criteria for your search and lists them using an AND or OR modifier.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to find an Exchange item using the Advanced Search function.

In the Mailbox Restore All Mail Folders pane, select the mailbox, folder, or subfolder in which you want to search (for example, Administrator).
In the menu bar, click Advanced search.
In the Advanced Search window, use the Item Type drop-down list to select one or more of the following options:
From the In drop-down list, select a location in which to search from the available options (for example, Current Mailbox, Current Database, or Folder/subfolder).
Contains. Searches for items that contain your key term in the criterion you selected in the first text box.
Equals. Searches for items whose criterion you selected is the same as your key term.
Does not contain. Searches for items that do not include your key term.
Does not equal. Searches for items whose criterion is not the same as the key term you entered.
Click Add to list.
Optionally, repeat Step 5 until you have entered all of the criteria that you want to use.
Apply AND to criteria. Searches for items that include all of the criteria you entered.
Apply OR to criteria. Search for items that include one or more of the criteria you entered.
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