In fact, a well-planned approach to Exchange database backup and recovery ensures service-efficiency and reduced downtime. If the Exchange database is inaccessible, then there is an option to restore Exchange 2007 mailbox with the help of updated backup. An updated Exchange backup gets you ready, only when you have an understanding on how to use PowerShell commands to restore through successful mailbox recovery and merge recovered databases in Exchange 2007.
If the job is not performed successfully even after several attempts and if the backup is corrupt or not updated, then the next best option is to try a reliable software in order to accomplish the objective, which helps to recover Exchange 2007 mailboxes.
How to restore mailbox exchange 2007 with PowerShell?
This methodology applies to System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
The process to recover an MS Exchange mailbox 2007 involves attaching the recovered EDB and LOG files to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) in Exchange followed by using Exchange-supported tools like Exmerge.exe for PST file extraction.
Step 1: Go to Exchange Management Console or EMS
Step 2: Next, create RSG with the help of following command:
New-Storagegroup-server<Server Name> Logfolderpath<path_to_logfiles>-Name<RSG_Name>-SystemFolderPath<Database_Path>-Recovery
The following screenshot shows that the Recovery Storage Group is created successfully:
Step 3: After creating RSG with PowerShell command, the next step is to create Recovery Database using the following PowerShell Command:
The following screenshot shows that the Recovery Database is created successfully
Step 4: Once you have created Recovery Database, proceed with creating a new restore job.
Step 5: It is mandatory to have a BKF file to create a restore job. Go to the location and open BKF exe and select database
Step 6: Go to the option – Microsoft Exchange Store and click on Go. Choose Redirect Exchange Sets along and enter Server Name
Step 7: Checkbox for Redirect using VSS snapshot provider
Step 8: Checkbox for Redirect to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) (Exchange 2007 only) and the next screen of Restore Job Properties displays. Click on Run Now button to initiate the Restore task.
Next process is to recover mailbox exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group or RSG with the help of Exchange Management Console
EMC Command helps users to recover mailbox 2007 database in Recovery Storage Group
1. Go to EMC and locate the Toolbox option in the left pane and locate "Database Recovery Management" as available under "Disaster Recovery Tools"
2: Fill in the details of Domain Controller and Server Name and click the Next button
3. From the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant, select "Create a Recovery Storage Group" and browse the location where you need to restore Storage Group
4. Provide an appropriate name to your Recovery Storage Group
5. Select “Go back to task center” to authenticate the data properly
6. Select the Storage Group to restore through Open Backup Exec
7. Go to left pane and Microsoft Exchange Redirection," and Checkbox for "Redirected Exchange sets." Enter the same Server Name as entered earlier
8. In the Restore Job Properties window, the checkbox for “Redirect using Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) snapshot provider" and also for “Redirect to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) (Exchange 2007 only)"Click on “Run Now” button
Run the following command:
Restore-mailbox-identity<target mailbox>RSG database>Name of database added to RSG>-RSG Mailbox><source mailbox>TargetFolder<folder to which you want to restore emails to>
After the completion of this process, PowerShell commands can restore Exchange 2007 mailbox.
There are a few points to deal with Recovery Storage Groups in case of Exchange 2007:
There is a simple solution to overcome the limitations of PowerShell commands and RSG to restore Exchange 2007 mailbox.
Complex, lengthy and time-taking PowerShell commands can be replaced with easy, non-lengthy and lesser time-taking steps of Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery Software. This software restores EDB files into multiple file formats and if required, also recovers and exports Exchange mailboxes directly to Exchange or Office 365. The best part is that the software also exports the recovered Public folders irrespective of the number of folders. Whether the mailboxes are on single storage group or multiple storage groups, this software successfully restores exchange 2007 mailboxes and saves them all into the preferred file format.