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How to restore Exchange 2010 database using Data Protection Manager 2012

lets see how to restore a Exchange 2010 database from backup using Data Protection Manager 2012 and restore mailbox content

Scenario – One specific user deletes a set of mails which crosses the retention period (Default retention is 14 days) and he wants to restore it

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Step 1 :

Create recovery database in exchange 2010

Login to Exchange server , Open Exchange Management shell

New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RecoverDB –Server "MailboxServerName"

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Step 2 :

Find the database information of the user you want to restore

Get-mailbox "Mailboxalias" | fl Name,Database,ServerName

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Step 3:

Choose Recovery bottom Left

Choose the right Server / Database

Choose the time you want to recover

Choose Recover on the top Left

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Step 4:

Choose next verifying the information

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Step 5:

Choose Recover Mailbox to an Exchange Server Database

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Step 6:

Choose browse and choose the right server information

Choose the Recovery Database Name

Note : Only Recovery Database can be entered

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Step 6:

Choose next

If you want to the Choose the email option , you can

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Step 7:

Choose Recover

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Step 7:

Now RecoverDB is mounted by DPM 2012

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To Merge a Specified Mailbox –

Restore-Mailbox -Identity Tarun -RecoveryDatabase RecoverDB

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To get the content in another mailbox –

Tarun’s mailbox content into Admin’s mailbox under the Recovery folder

Restore-Mailbox -Identity Admin -RecoveryDatabase RecoverDB -RecoveryMailbox Tarun -TargetFolder Recovery
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Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Specialized in Microsoft Azure - Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange; conducted numerous projects worldwide in designing, supporting, and implementing messaging and virtualization infrastructure for medium-sized and large enterprises. Further, I am a Cloud Architect and Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Satheshwaran,

    We tried the trick you described in the post but could not able to recover. Then we moved to third party Exchange recovery software.

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