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I have a client that would like all the e-mailed even deleted ones saved to the backup tapes for retrieval. We have exchange 2003 and the veritias backup exec agent for exchange and we back it up. Will this get all mail, and how would we receive this if we needed it thank you
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Depending on you backup shedule you can restore all of his messages.
You can make a special backup for this user (once a week or once a month) So their mail are easy to find and to besure their kept and not over written.

Or let the use create a archief to store all of his mails older than a spesific time.

To restore just select restore job and navigate to the exchange server in the store jou can find hit mail box and restore is (not to his own box but to an alternative location).

Good luck,

Walter
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If you are using the exchange agent to do mailbox backups, then it probably isn't getting the dumpster.

Probably the best way to do this that I can think of is with Exmerge (but that is a nightmare) -> http://www.petri.co.il/brick_level_backup_of_mailboxes_by_using_exmerge.htm

If you want to catch everything, then you may also want to look at Journaling.

A copy of every mail, in and out, get's copied to another mailbox.

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I would be looking at journaling for this, take away the mailbox from being part of the solution. Get all email stored elsewhere so that it can be easily retrieved. There are too many ways that a user can delete an email so that it cannot be retrieved even from a backup.

Unfortunately journaling is set on a per server or per mailbox store basis, so unless you are on Enterprise edition of Exchange (And can put this user in to their own mailbox store) or you use a third party tool you will have to journal all users.

Simon.
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There is always selective journaling;

http://www.ivasoft.biz/sj.shtml

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they are using outlook express just pointing to a smtop account
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As Simon has already mentioned, Journaling is the best option here.

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that will be great to move forward, but what about the deleted e-mail he needs
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Journaling captures every email that passes through the server in a separate mailbox. Even if the user deletes the message from their own mailbox it will still be in the copy.

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Any reason you accepted that answer?
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