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EX2007 Mailbox Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • I think this is disscussed many times, but i cant find the right answer.

    We are using DPM2010 to prtotect our Exchange 2007 (Version 8.02.0254).

    We want to restore a single Mailbox, to our RSG. But when i start a Mailbox Restore to the RSG DB, he always Restores the whole Database, this takes a long time. What is going wrong?

    The next thing i mentioned is: when i restore from an old Tape, which is "Recataloged", i can only chose the whole storage group as Recovery source...

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:45 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    i dont think the MailRetriever can help me, he needs a copy of the .edb File, so to my understanding i had to too a full Restore ob the .db File.

    MailRetriever for DPM doesn't need the full edb file as it queries DPM for recovery points.
    • Proposed as answer by Jérémy Sihassen Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by DIGITsDust Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:30 AM
    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    DPM restoring the whole database is a by design behaviour.

    Take a look at these links if you need help on that point :

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb795895.aspx

    http://www.testlabs.se/blog/2010/01/02/restore-single-user-mailbox-content-using-exchange-2010-and-dpm-2010-beta-2/

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:11 PM
  • Ok, thanks for the quick reply. Is this also true for Exchange 2010?

    I wonder how to handle very large Storage Groups, how to handle Restore timeframe...

     

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 8:04 AM
  • Hi,

    this answer is also true for Exchange 2010.

    If you need to restore specific items you could ask AppAsure (www.appassure) for their MailRetriever product that could do the trick for you.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:04 PM
  • Hello,

     

    i dont think the MailRetriever can help me, he needs a copy of the .edb File, so to my understanding i had to too a full Restore ob the .db File.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:16 PM
  • Hi

    DPM only supports restore methods supported by the Microsoft Exchange team.  Individual e-mail or mailbox restores are only supported using Microsoft Exchange tools.  So we always restore the entire database to a recovery SG, then you use exchange tools to restore the individual mailboxes.    The same holds true for Exchange 2010.

    Recovering Exchange data
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399730.aspx

    Recovering Mailboxes
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399136.aspx

    How to Recover an Exchange 2003 Mailbox
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399779.aspx

    How to Recover an Exchange 2007 Mailbox
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399587.aspx

    Recovering Exchange 2010
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399247.aspx


    NOTE: Although 3rd party products may offer this capaibility, it is not sanctioned, recommended or supported by Microsoft.

     

    Restoring data from an expired or imported tape will only give you the option to restore to a network folder - this is true for any data source. 

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 5:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

     

    i dont think the MailRetriever can help me, he needs a copy of the .edb File, so to my understanding i had to too a full Restore ob the .db File.

    MailRetriever for DPM doesn't need the full edb file as it queries DPM for recovery points.
    • Proposed as answer by Jérémy Sihassen Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by DIGITsDust Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:30 AM
    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:25 PM