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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

Monitoring a task

To monitor an automated task, you can use these methods:

  • Method 1: View information in the Task Manager View
  • Method 2: View a report on completed tasks

Method 1: View information in the Task Manager View

Use the Task Manager View to select the task you want to monitor, and then use the Status column in the task list, the Output tab, and the History tab to view information about the task.

Method 2: View a report on completed tasks

In the Recovery Manager Console, form the main menu, select Reports | Completed Automated Tasks.

Basic usage scenarios for automated tasks

Automated Tasks > Managing automated tasks > Basic usage scenarios for automated tasks

This section covers the following usage scenarios for the Automated Tasks feature:

Scenario 1: Restoring mailboxes from offline Exchange Server databases to individual .pst files

Before following the steps below, ensure that Recovery Manager for Exchange is configured to work with appropriate Exchange Server database versions. For more information, see Required Exchange Server DLLs.

  1. Open the Task Manager View (in the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks ).
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane.

The Task Wizard starts.

  1. In the Groups of templates list, expand Restore Mailboxes, then expand from Offline Exchange Databases, and select to Separate .Pst Files. Click Next.
  2. On the Select Type of Backup Media page, select Folders that contain offline Exchange databases (.edb files), then click Next.
  3. On the Add Folders page, click Add to browse for and select the folder that contains the offline Exchange Server databases from which you want to restore data. When finished, click OK.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Specify Search Criteria page, specify criteria for searching for the mailboxes you want to restore. When finished, click Next.

For more information about search syntax and applicable search operators, see Search syntax subsection in Using the Find View.

  1. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule it as needed.

Scenario 2: Restoring mailboxes from Exchange Server Backups without cataloging them

In this scenario, mailboxes are restored to individual Personal Folders (.pst) files.

Before following the steps below, ensure that Recovery Manager for Exchange is configured to work with appropriate Exchange Server database versions. For more information, see Required Exchange Server DLLs.

  1. Open the Task Manager View (in the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks).
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane.

The Task Wizard starts.

  1. In the Groups of templates list, expand Restore Mailboxes, then expand from Exchange Backups, and select to Separate .Pst Files. Click Next.
  2. On the Select Type of Backup Media page, select the type of backup media from which you want to restore mailboxes, then click Next.
  3. Depending on the type of backup media you selected, do one of the following:
    • If you selected Specific backup files, click Add to select and add backup files to the Added backup files list. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected Folders that contain backup files, click Add to select and add folders to the Added folders list. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected Tape drives, select the check boxes next to the names of the tape drives from which you want to restore data. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected Microsoft Removable Storage Manager library, click Add to select and add Removable Storage Manager library media to the Added media list. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected one of the backup server options, specify parameters for connecting to the backup server. When finished, click Next.
  4. On the Specify Parameters for Backups page, specify creation dates for the backups from which you want to restore data, then type the names of servers whose mailboxes you want to restore. When finished, click Next.
  5. On the Specify Storage Groups and Stores page, type the names of the storage groups and stores from which you want to restore mailboxes. When finished, click Next.
  6. On the Specify Database Location page, enter the path to the folder where you want to place the extracted databases, and click Next.
  7. On the Specify Search Criteria page, specify criteria for searching for the mailboxes you want to restore. When finished, click Next.

For more information about search syntax and applicable search operators, see Search syntax subsection in Using the Find View.

  1. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule it as needed.

Scenario 3: Exporting messages from offline Exchange Server databases to a preferred format

You can use this scenario to export messages to .eml, .msg, or .txt files.

Before following the steps below, ensure that Recovery Manager for Exchange is configured to work with appropriate Exchange Server database versions. For more information, see Required Exchange Server DLLs.

  1. Open the Task Manager View (in the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks).
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane.

The Task Wizard starts.

  1. In the Groups of templates list, expand Restore Messages, then expand from Offline Exchange Databases, and select the preferred format for export (.eml, .msg, or txt files or Archive Manager). When finished, click Next.
  2. On the Select Type of Offline Exchange Databases Location, select Folders that contain offline Exchange databases (.edb files), then click Next.
  3. On the Add Folders page, click Add to browse for and select a folder that contains the offline Exchange Server databases from which you want to restore data. When finished, click OK.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Specify Search Criteria page, specify criteria for searching for the messages you want to export. When finished, click Next.

For more information about search syntax and applicable search operators, see Search syntax subsection in Using the Find View.

  1. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule the task as needed.

Scenario 4: Restoring messages from multiple .pst files to a single .pst file

  1. Open the Task Manager View (in the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks).
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane.

The Task Wizard starts.

  1. In the Groups of templates list, expand Restore Messages, expand from .Pst Files, then select to Single .Pst File. When finished, click Next.
  2. On the Select Type of .Pst Files Location page, select Folders that contain .pst files, then click Next.
  3. On the Add folders page, click Add to browse for and select the folder that contains the .pst files from which you want to restore data. When finished, click OK.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Specify Search Criteria page, specify criteria for searching for the messages you want to restore. When finished, click Next.

For more information about search syntax and applicable search operators, see see Search syntax subsection in Using the Find View.

  1. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule the task as needed.

Scenario 5: Cataloging Exchange Server backups

  1. Open the Task Manager View (in the Recovery Manager Console, from the main menu, select Manage | Automated Tasks).
  2. Click the Create button in the right pane.

The Task Wizard starts.

  1. In the Groups of templates list, expand Catalog, then select Backups.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the type of backup media you want to catalog backups from, then click Next.
  4. Depending on the type of backup media you selected, do one of the following:
    • If you selected Backup files, click Add to select and add the backup files you want to catalog to the Added backup files list. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected Tape drives, select the check boxes next to the names of the tape drives from which you want to catalog backups. When finished, click Next.
    • If you selected Microsoft Removable Storage Manager library, click Add to select and add the Removable Storage Manager library media you want to catalog to the Added media list. When finished, click Next.
  5. Step through the wizard to complete the creation of your task and run or schedule the task as needed.

Management Shell

Management Shell

About Management Shell

Management Shell > About Management Shell

Recovery Manager for Exchange Management Shell, built on Microsoft Windows PowerShell technology, provides a command-line interface that enables automation of Recovery Manager for Exchange administrative tasks.

The Management Shell command-line tools (cmdlets), like Windows PowerShell cmdlets, are designed to deal with objects—structured information that is more than just a string of characters appearing on the screen. The cmdlets do not use text as the basis for interaction with the system, but use an object model that is based on the Microsoft .NET platform. In contrast to traditional, text-based commands, the cmdlets do not require the use of text-processing tools to extract specific information. Rather, you can access required data directly by using standard Windows PowerShell object manipulation commands.

For the permissions required to use the Management Shell, see Required permissions. Before installing the Management Shell feature, make sure your computer meets the system requirements described in the Recovery Manager for Exchange Release Notes.

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