retrieving contents of sent items and inbox from Exchange 2003 mailbox using recovery storage group
Posted on 2007-08-02
Everywhere I read about restoring mailboxes, I don't see what I need. I have a pretty simple scenario. A user leaves the company. He deletes all his sent items and his inbox before he leaves. Then he empties his deleted items. I've already attempted Tools -> Recover Deleted Items. Some of what I need is there, and some is not. Mostly, the sent items seem to not be there. I have nightly backups with this mailbox intact. I use the Small Business Server backup wizard which is basically just NTBackup.
So all I want to do is restore these two folders. The rest of the folders are intact. Step by step - what is my process here?
I figure I create a Recovery Storage Group and then restore the Exchange mailbox to a temporary folder. I have done these things have an UNmounted mailbox in the recovery storage group, but it won't mount. It gives me the error "an internal processing error occurred . . . id no. C1041724 Exchange System Manager"
Do I need to run an eseutil on the recovery storage group information store? Presuming I can get this to mount, do I do an exmerge and get the contents out of the PST file? What's the best way to proceed?