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
Step 1 :
Create recovery database in exchange 2010
Login to Exchange server , Open Exchange Management shell
New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RecoverDB –Server "MailboxServerName"
Step 2 :
Find the database information of the user you want to restore
Get-mailbox "Mailboxalias" | fl Name,Database,ServerName
Choose Recovery bottom Left
Choose the right Server / Database
Choose the time you want to recover
Choose Recover on the top Left
Choose next verifying the information
Choose Recover Mailbox to an Exchange Server Database
Choose browse and choose the right server information
Choose the Recovery Database Name
Note : Only Recovery Database can be entered
If you want to the Choose the email option , you can
Now RecoverDB is mounted by DPM 2012
To Merge a Specified Mailbox –
Restore-Mailbox -Identity Tarun -RecoveryDatabase RecoverDB
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
Good One..The magic of database potability explored by DPM..Keep going Sathesh.
Thank you for your comments Sunder !
We tried the trick you described in the post but could not able to recover. Then we moved to third party Exchange recovery software.