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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.1 - User Guide

Getting started Working with storages
About storages Extracting an Exchange Server database from backup
Working with Quest® Rapid Recovery® (AppAssure®) Working with Quest® NetVault Backup® Working with Quest® vRanger® Working with CA ARCserve Backup Working with EMC NetWorker Working with HP Data Protector Working with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Working with Microsoft Data Protection Manager Working with Microsoft Windows Backup Working with Microsoft Windows Server Backup Working with Symantec Backup Exec Working with Symantec NetBackup Working with unlisted backup software
Accessing backups directly Extracting incremental or differential backups Registering a storage Opening a storage Closing a storage Renaming a storage Deleting a storage Deleting items from a target storage Deleting items from a source storage Setting access permissions for target files
Restoring data
Optimizing Recovery Manager for Exchange performance Storage indexing Restoring messages Restoring attachments Restoring folders Restoring mailboxes Importing Data from .Pst Files to Online Exchange Mailboxes Selecting a target folder Comparing and restoring storages, mailboxes, or folders Searching for messages, attachments, or folders in source storages
Automated Tasks Management Shell Web Interface Appendices
Mailbox Restore Wizard Public Folder Restore Wizard Message Restore Wizard Message Delete Wizard Import .Pst Files Wizard Add Storage Wizard Catalog Wizard Task Wizard
Select Action Select Template Specify Task File Option: Catalog Backups Template Option: Restore Templates
Comparison of Recovery Manager for Exchange editions

Restoring mailboxes

Restoring data > Restoring mailboxes

Recovery Manager for Exchange provides the following methods for restoring mailboxes:

Note:

  • o restore accounts for the missing mailboxes, you can only use Active Directory backups registered and unpacked with Recovery Manager for Active Directory. The backups must be unpacked using either the Online Restore Wizard or the Group Policy Restore Wizard. For more information on how to unpack an Active Directory backup, see the Recovery Manager for Active Directory User Guide.
  • o restore accounts for the missing mailboxes, you can only use Active Directory backups registered and unpacked with Recovery Manager for Active Directory. The backups must be unpacked using either the Online Restore Wizard or the Group Policy Restore Wizard. For more information on how to unpack an Active Directory backup, see the Recovery Manager for Active Directory User Guide.

The next subsections provide instructions on how to use each of these methods.

Method 1: Restoring a mailbox while browsing a source storage

Restoring data > Restoring mailboxes > Method 1: Restoring a mailbox while browsing a source storage

To restore a mailbox while browsing a source storage

  1. Register the source storage from which you want to restore a mailbox. For more information about how to register storages, see Registering a storage.
  2. Browse the source storage in the left pane to select the mailbox you want to restore.
  3. Right-click the selected mailbox, and select Restore from the shortcut menu.
  4. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the restore operation.

Note:

To reduce the number of steps you have to go through in the restore wizard, use the copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop operation.

To restore a mailbox using copy-and-paste

  1. Right-click the mailbox you want to restore in the left pane.
  2. Select Copy from the shortcut menu.
  3. Right-click the target storage folder in the left pane.
  4. Select Paste from the shortcut menu.
  5. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the restore operation.

To restore a mailbox using drag-and-drop

  1. Drag the mailbox you want to restore from the source storage to the target storage in the left
  2. pane.
  3. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the restore operation.

Method 2: Exporting all messages from a mailbox

Restoring data > Restoring mailboxes > Method 2: Exporting all messages from a mailbox

To export all messages from a mailbox

  1. Register the source storage from which you want to restore a mailbox. For more information about how to register storages, see Registering a storage.
  2. Browse the source storage in the left pane to select the mailbox you want to restore.
  3. Right-click the selected mailbox, and select Restore from the shortcut menu.
  4. In the wizard, select Restore all messages, and click Next.
  5. Select Export all messages to .eml, .msg, or txt files, and click Next.
  6. Select the format to which you want to export messages from the selected mailbox, and click Next.
  7. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the export operation.

Method 3: Restoring mailboxes using an automated task

Restoring data > Restoring mailboxes > Method 3: Restoring mailboxes using an automated task

To restore mailboxes using an automated task

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks.
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane. Step through the Task Wizard.
  3. On the Select Template page, in the Groups of templates list, expand the appropriate nodes to select the template that best suits your needs.
  4. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule the task as needed.

For more information about automated tasks, see Automated tasks.

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