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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.3 - 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

Installing or uninstalling Management Shell

The Management Shell is installed by default when you install Recovery Manager for Exchange using the Setup program. You can uninstall the Management Shell by using the Custom option in the Setup Wizard.

To uninstall the Management Shell

  1. Start the Setup Wizard:
  2. In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
  3. In the list, select Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange, and then click Change.
  4. Click Next.
  1. On the Custom Setup page, click the Management Shell option in the list, and then click Entire feature will be unavailable.
  2. Complete the wizard.

Opening Management Shell

You can open the Management Shell by using either of the following procedures. Each procedure loads the Management Shell snap-in into Windows PowerShell. If you do not load the Management Shell snap-in before you run a command (cmdlet) provided by that snap-in, you will receive an error.

To open the Management Shell

  1. Start a 32-bit version of Windows PowerShell.
  2. At the Windows PowerShell prompt, enter the following command:

Add-PSSnapin QuestSoftware.RecoveryManager.Exchange.PowerShell.SnapIn

Alternatively, you can complete the following steps related to your version of Windows:

Table 26: Alternative steps to open the Management Shell

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008

A later version of Windows



  1. Click Start.
  2. Point to All Programs | Quest | Recovery Manager for Exchange.
  3. Click Management Shell.

On the Apps screen (Windows logo key + Q), click the Management Shell tile.

Upon the shell start, the console may display a message stating that a certain file published by Quest is not trusted on your system. This security message indicates that the certificate the file is digitally signed with is not trusted on your computer, so the console requires you to enable trust for the certificate issuer before the file can be run. Either press R (Run once) or A (Always run). To prevent this message from appearing in the future, it is advisable to choose the second option (A).

Getting help

This section provides instructions on how to get help information for the cmdlets added by the Management Shell to the Windows PowerShell environment.

For detailed information about the Management Shell cmdlets, you can also view the RMEManagementShell.chm file located in the Recovery Manager for Exchange installation folder (by default, this is %ProgramFiles%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Exchange).

Table 27: Common help commands

To view this Run this command
A list of all the Recovery Manager for Exchange cmdlets available to the shell. Get-RMECommand
Information about the parameters and other components of a Recovery Manager for Exchange cmdlet.

Run one of the following:

  • Get-RMECommand <CmdletName>
  • Get-Command <CmdletName>

NOTE: You can use wildcard character expansion. For example, to view information about the cmdlets with the names ending in Mailbox, you can run this command:

Get-Command *Mailbox

Basic help information for a Recovery Manager for Exchange cmdlet. Get-Help <CmdletName>
Detailed help information for a Recovery Manager for Exchange cmdlet, including descriptions of available parameters and usage examples. Get-Help <CmdletName> -full
Basic information about how to use the help system in Windows PowerShell, including Help for the Management Shell. Get-Help

Cmdlets provided by Management Shell

This section provides an overview of all cmdlets provided by the Management Shell. To view detailed information about a particular cmdlet, see the Management Shell Help (for more information, refer to Getting help).

The Management Shell cmdlets fall into the following categories:

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