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Restore Exchange 2003 database to exchange 2010 using backup exec 2010

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  • Hi, 

    I need to restore exchange 2003 database using backup exec 2010 server into Exchange 2010 server. 

    The exchange 2003 server is long gone but i need to restore its database from backup exec to exchange 2010. 

    How could i do this any one help please. 

    soft kitty 

    :)

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:38 AM

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  • Hi,

    This is really a Symantec specific product question. I'm not aware of a way to perform this from within BackupExec, I would highly suggest you forward the question through to the Symantec community on the Symantec Connect website: http://www.symantec.com/connect/


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    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:44 AM
  • Hi

    It isn't possible to restore databases across different versions of Exchange so you would need to either resurrect your 2003 server or get Symantec to restore the just EDB file and use a 3rd party tool (not cheap unfortunately) to recover the data.

    Steve

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:04 AM
    1. Steve is correct that you cannot restore a 2003 DB to a 2010 Exchange server
    2. However you might be able to redirect the restore of the files to disk as outlined here http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH87383
    3. Once you get the EDB, STM and logs to disk check out Lucid8's DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp which has the ability to open any offline Exchange Database so that you can Browse, Search, Export Mailboxes, Folders and Items to PST & MSG or to Recover/Import/Migrate data directly from any Offline Exchange database to ANY Production Exchange server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 etc.

    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline Exchange Mailbox and Public Folder EDB's and Live Exchange Servers or Import/Migrate direct from Offline EDB to Any Production Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:33 PM
  • Steve and Troy have nailed it.  Troy's suggestions are absolutely correct.


    Lenora Moss Technical Support Engineer, SMB Partner Support, Symantec Corporation www.symantec.com


    • Edited by LMosla Thursday, August 01, 2013 8:09 PM
    Thursday, August 01, 2013 8:08 PM
  • thanks troy for the response. 

    I have check but the backups are not GRT or non-GRT snapshot. 

    cheers

    Kitty 

    Friday, August 02, 2013 1:19 AM
  • Kitty, the backups do not need to a GRT backup, you just need a good database backup and if you follow the instructions it will just recover the database files to disk.  Once those database files are on disk you can use DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp to open the database to get to all the mailboxes, folders and individual items

    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline Exchange Mailbox and Public Folder EDB's and Live Exchange Servers or Import/Migrate direct from Offline EDB to Any Production Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Friday, August 02, 2013 3:08 AM