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Import Calendar items from backup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Environment: Exchange 2007 SP2, Outlook 2007 SP2.

    One of our users reported that all his Calendar items seem to be missing from Outlook. We checked OWA etc too, everything had gone. Nothing in the Event Log of the server to indicate an issue.

    We need to restore this from backup. I can create an RSG and restore his database from last night's backup, but from here what's the best way to import everything back into his mailbox safely?

    I think I can:

    1. Import only Calendar items from RSG directly into his live mailbox (Restore-Mailbox -Identity Usermbx –RSGDatabase RSG --IncludeFolders \Calendar)

    2. Import only Calendar items from RSG to a test mailbox. Then export the Calendar from there to PST and then import from PST to his live mailbox (Restore-Mailbox -Identity Usermbx -RSGDatabase RSG –RSGMailbox Test1 -IncludeFolders \Calendar)

    I am preferring #2, because this way I get to see exactly what will be imported into his mailbox.

    But what's the best way to go from here?

    Friday, August 5, 2011 7:38 PM

Answers

  • #2 is better.

     

    I am afraid you are not able to restore calendar only. You need to restore the entire mailbox of the problematic user and then you can choose to export only the calendar folder.

     

    The command is:

     

    Restore-Mailbox -RSGMailbox ‘problematic user-id” -RSGDatabase 'RSG\Mailbox Database' -id 'Test user-id’ -TargetFolder 'Restored Email'

     

    For details, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997694(EXCHG.80).aspx.


    Fiona
    • Marked as answer by Fiona_Liao Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:22 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:22 AM

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  • Probably # 2 so that you can weed out the items you do not want to recover
    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope
    Friday, August 5, 2011 9:10 PM
  •  

    I'm not entirely sure of the steps needed to carry this out:

    I was thinking:

    1. In Test Mailbox, export the Calendar only to a PST file (named user1.pst)
    2. Create an Outlook profile for the user on my PC
    3. Open Outlook, File > Import & Export > Import PST
    4. Select 'Do not import duplicates'

    And this will import the Calendar data from the PST to his Outlook?

    Friday, August 5, 2011 9:57 PM
  • What version of Outlook?
    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope
    Friday, August 5, 2011 10:01 PM
  • We're running 2007 SP2.

    Thank you!

    Friday, August 5, 2011 10:22 PM
  • Yes that will work just fine

     

    BTW if you want to check out a cool 3rd party tool take a look at our DigiScope product http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp I think you might find it fairly interesting considering the task you are carrying out. Also check out this flash demo http://l8downloads.com/FLASH/DSWEB/DigiScope_Overview.html


    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope
    Friday, August 5, 2011 11:09 PM
  • #2 is better.

     

    I am afraid you are not able to restore calendar only. You need to restore the entire mailbox of the problematic user and then you can choose to export only the calendar folder.

     

    The command is:

     

    Restore-Mailbox -RSGMailbox ‘problematic user-id” -RSGDatabase 'RSG\Mailbox Database' -id 'Test user-id’ -TargetFolder 'Restored Email'

     

    For details, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997694(EXCHG.80).aspx.


    Fiona
    • Marked as answer by Fiona_Liao Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:22 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:22 AM