backing up hidden mailboxes within exchange 2003 using Backup Exec 10

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
I seem to have a big problem in that when I select hide mailbox within AD on Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 the backup won't backup the hidden users mailbox.

I can backup the entire information store, but that poses a problem when trying to restore individal mailboxes.

Is there another way around this issue? i.e. can I create another GAL address book and make that as default in Outlook and simply not put in the 2nd copy of GAL the mailboxes that I want hidden?


Question by:john_s99
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    Accepted Solution

    No you cant :( Sorry

    Backup Exec cannot back up Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes which are hidden from the Global Address List.
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    "I can backup the entire information store, but that poses a problem when trying to restore individal mailboxes."

    Since you have Exchange 2003 make use of the recovery storage group feature to restore individual mailboxes. It is a tried and proven method that many admins use instead of Brick Level Backups.

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