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  • This is a new one for me -

    I need to restore a mailbox from a 6 month old backup.  Problem is that I don't know which database the mailbox was in.

    Any ideas for logs or tools that might help me determine which database to restore.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:33 PM

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  • Searching through ADSI, I find homemdb distinguished name.  This is the mailbox db name.

    So, I can't get it straight from exchange but I can with AD attributes.

    • Marked as answer by The_Messenger Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:50 PM

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  • I dont' think so.

    Once the backup is done log files get truncated unless you are backing up the logs separately.


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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:50 PM
  • I have made some progress but still need more info.  I searched AD backups for user, found the latest account and restored it.  In ADSI I can see the msexchmailboxguid attribute.  Now I need to convert this to the guid that I see for mbdbs.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:27 PM
  • Searching through ADSI, I find homemdb distinguished name.  This is the mailbox db name.

    So, I can't get it straight from exchange but I can with AD attributes.

    • Marked as answer by The_Messenger Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:50 PM