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Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.8.4 - Product Overview

Restore messages

To restore messages, under Restore in the task pad view click Messages. Then, a wizard opens to help you find and selectively restore messages and other message-level items from registered source storages to a registered target storage or new .pst, .eml, .msg, or .txt files.

If the mailbox to which you want to restore messages is not found in the target domain, you can re-create the missing mailbox on any online Exchange Server computer in the domain, and then restore the messages to that mailbox.

Source and target storages for a restore operation can be selected from those registered with Recovery Manager for Exchange. You can also register new source and target storages while using this wizard.

When restoring messages to a registered target storage or new .pst files, you can group the messages being restored by their originating mailboxes or folders.

Restore mailboxes

To restore mailboxes, under Restore in the task pad view click Mailboxes. A wizard guides you through selecting and restoring mailboxes from registered source storages to a registered target storage. You can also restore mailboxes to their home Exchange Servers or individual new Personal Folders (.pst) files. The wizard also lets you export all messages from specific mailboxes to individual .eml, .msg, .txt, or .pst files.

If the mailbox you are restoring to its online home Exchange Server no longer exists in the target domain you specified, you can re-create and restore the mailbox on any online Exchange Server in that domain.

For each restore operation you perform in the Mailbox Restore Wizard, you can register new source and target storages or select from those registered with Recovery Manager for Exchange earlier.

Restore public folders

To restore messages, under Restore in the task pad view click Public folders. A wizard that starts helps you restore or export specific public folders or the entire public folder hierarchy of an Exchange organization or Exchange Online in Office 365. With this wizard, you can restore or export public folders from multiple registered source storages to a registered target storage or new .pst, .eml, .msg, or .txt files.

For each restore operation, you can register new source and target storages or select from those registered with Recovery Manager for Exchange earlier.

Automate your tasks

If you need to perform some data restore or backup cataloging tasks on a regular basis, you can use the Recovery Manager Console to automate them: under Manage in the task pad view, click Automated tasks. The view that opens allows you to manage automated tasks.

An automated task is a set of actions required to catalog backups or restore specific items. Backup cataloging tasks contain lists of backup media that need to be cataloged and rules for cataloging. Restore tasks contain matches between one or more source storages and target storages and rules for restoring. Tasks are based on prepackaged templates, each featuring a specific combination of source and target types.

Automated tasks allow you to:

  • Reduce workload and improve performance. Using automated tasks improves the Recovery Manager for Exchange productivity and saves system resources in situations when you need to catalog extremely large backups or restore significant amounts of data.
  • Automate recurring operations. Once you create an automated task, you do not have to step through the Recovery Manager for Exchange wizards to perform a recurring restore or cataloging operation. You simply run the task.
  • Perform several restore and/or cataloging operations simultaneously. You can run several automated tasks in parallel.
  • Schedule operations. You can schedule restore and/or cataloging operations.
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