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Restore Exchange 2000 to a non-production server to retreive deleted folder

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Hi,

We are running 2000 AD with Exchange 2000.  We are using BackupExec 8.6 with Exchagne agent.  An executive accidentally deleted a folder that he needs.  Exchange was not set to restore deleted items.  My question is what is the best way to restore the deleted folder?  Obviously I can't restore Exchange over the existing Exchange server.

Thanks,

RD
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by:Sembee
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How long ago was the item deleted? If it was today then Exchange will not have deleted it and there is a good chance you will get it back.

Otherwise it is going to have to be a recovery server.
Check out the DR white paper at Microsoft - it goes through the entire process on how to set it up.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/library/default.mspx

Simon.
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by:ryandao
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Sembee,
The folder was deleted last Friday.  I already read the link above, the problem is it assumed that my server crashed and I'm trying to recover.  Our production server is still working.  I want to basically restore Excahnge to another server, logon to the mailbox I want then extract the information I need.  BackupExec is running on the production server so how do I get it to restore to the alternate server since the alternate server has to have the same name as the original server (I'm assuming)?
Thx,
RD
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If you do not want to go through the trouble of setting a recovery, the fastest way would be to restore the priv1.edb file and use Ontrack PowerControls..

http://www.ontrack.com/powercontrols/
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Awesome utility...more than what we want to spend.  Thanks Yan.
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by:ryandao
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Does anyone know how to use Exmerge against edb file without Exchange running?  Or another utility that is able to read and extract information from an edb file.  Something cheaper than Ontract Powercontrol.
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RD
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Anyone has Ontrack PowerControl that they are willing to sell for cheap?

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Ryan
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by:Yan_west
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Try having a quote made by a reseller, often, they are a couple of hundred bucks cheaper..  I had GFI Mailessentials quoted 200 Cheaper then on the website.. Not related to this issue, but I tought i'd mention it :)
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by:ryandao
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If I have the edb file...what is the quickest way of extracting the database?  Without purchasing Ontrack PowerControl (unless someone is willing to sell it for cheap...<email address removed by CetusMOD per http:help.jsp#hi99>).  I built a new server, used dcpromo to make it the DC, install Exchange 2000, unmount priv1.edb and replaced the blank edb file with mine then tried to mount it but it won't work.  Any idea?
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RD
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by:ryandao
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Oh forgot to mentioned I used the same Org name and renamed the Mailbox Store to match the production server.  Anything else I need to check?
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RD
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Admin...Please delete this question.  I reapplied SP3 for Exchange 2000 and I was able to mount the database.
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RD
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If you want the question closed without accepting any of the answers then you need to post in the support forum (click on support in the top right corner) with a link to this question and your reason for the request. The moderators will then do the rest.

Glad to hear that you ahve it resolved.

Simon.
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Thanks Simon....

RD
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