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DPM 2010 Exchange 2010 Mailbox recovery RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Experts,

    We are backing up Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database with DPM 2010. When I try to recover a single mailbox (just for testing), I can only see the Mailbox Database and not the single users. I read about it and a lot of forums describe that it is only possible via PS. But I saw a few videos like this:

    http://technetklub.hu/tv/Default.aspx?auth=0&sid=b190b6a1-c350-4e81-a230-e408afd7950a

    In this video the trainer selects the user mailbox from the DPM Recovery console with expanding the contents of the Mailbox Database.

    So, what do I have to do to be able to recovery a single mailbox from the DPM console?

    Thanks for any replies,

    Dvijne

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:49 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Exchange 2010 doesn't support item level recovery which means that you have to restore an entire database to restore 1 mailbox or mail using Powershell.

    A lot of topic are listing all the necessary steps like : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dpmexchbackup/thread/0fbc3b4e-b85f-4e69-928b-5d37bf4da7a5

    Some third party products are able to perform Mailbox recovery but they are not supported. Take a look at MailRetriever.

    • Edited by Jérémy Sihassen Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dvijne Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:28 PM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Exchange 2010 doesn't support item level recovery which means that you have to restore an entire database to restore 1 mailbox or mail using Powershell.

    A lot of topic are listing all the necessary steps like : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dpmexchbackup/thread/0fbc3b4e-b85f-4e69-928b-5d37bf4da7a5

    Some third party products are able to perform Mailbox recovery but they are not supported. Take a look at MailRetriever.

    • Edited by Jérémy Sihassen Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dvijne Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:28 PM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:53 AM
  • Thanks for the answers.

    So if I understand it right, even if I select a single user from the Recovery console, it will recover the whole DB to the Recovery Database and from that I can recover the mailbox.

    This was a little bit confusing by the way:

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:26 AM
  • Thanks, I will check it.
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:29 AM
  • The point of exploring the database in the console and showing the user mailbox is to check if your user is really contained inside that database.

    You don't want to restore a database and regret it afterwards :)

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:50 PM
  • Yes, now it's clear. :)

    But at first sight it's not so obvious. (For me anyway...)

    Thanks for turning on the light in my head. ;)

    regards,

    Dvijne

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:28 PM
  • Agree with Jeremy, in that with DPM you have to recover the Exchange DB to disk first and then use the Recovery Database method outlined here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee332351.aspx or use a 3rd party product like Lucid8's DigiScope

    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline 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 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:25 AM