Recovery Manager for Exchange provides the following methods for restoring mailboxes:
- Method 1: Restoring a mailbox while browsing a source storage. Offers a quick way to restore a mailbox while browsing a source storage in the Recovery Manager Console.
- Method 2: Exporting all messages from a mailbox. Exports all messages from the mailbox you select to individual new .eml, msg, or .txt files. When exporting messages to individual files, you can re-create the source storage folder structure in the target restore location: the messages being exported will be placed in the appropriately named target subfolders to reflect the location of the exported messages in the source storage.
- Method 3: Restoring mailboxes using an automated task. Allows you to restore selected mailboxes or entire mailbox stores by creating and running or scheduling an automated task. For more information about automated tasks, see Automated tasks.
- Method 4: Restoring mailboxes using the Task Pad View. Allows you to restore selected mailboxes or entire mailbox stores.
- Method 5: Restoring mailboxes to their online home Exchange Servers. Restores the mailboxes you select to their original live Exchange Server computers residing in the domain you specify. If target mailboxes are not found in the specified domain, you can either skip these mailboxes or create them on a live Exchange Server in the domain. You can choose whether to create new mailbox-enabled accounts for the missing mailboxes or restore accounts for these mailboxes from an Active Directory backup by using Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
The next subsections provide instructions on how to use each of these methods.