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Retrieve Exchange data from backup.

Posted on 2007-03-21
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Using Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003.  I am using software that allows me to set message criteria and then delete the messages if needed.  I intended to have all items in the Deleted Items folder deleted if they were more than 30 days old.  However I failled to specify the folder and all emails in all folders were deleted if they were more than 30 days old.  I have a backup from last night but restoring that would removed mail received today.  Is there a way of "merging" the current mailbox store with the backup I did?  Any other ideas to my self inflicted dilema?

The backup was done with NTBackup.
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You can use the Recovery Storage Group feature of Exchange 2003 to restore the database side-by-side with your current mailbox store. Then you'll need to use ExMerge to retrieve data from the restored database, and then ExMerge again to push that data into your live mailbox store.

Here's an MSExchange.org article that discuess recovery storage groups: http://msexchange.org/tutorials/How-Recovery-Storage-Groups-Work.html
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That was the solution.  The link you provided made things much quicker to get the issue resolved.  Thank You.
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Glad it worked out for ya - I'm familiar with the 'oops' factor myslef =)
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