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Restore Exchange 2003 Public Folder Calendar

Posted on 2008-06-13
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I'm running Exchange Server 2003 and Backup Exec 10.0 on separate servers.

A user requested a restore of public folder calendar data from January through April as her calendar appointments from these months were somehow deleted.  Is it possible to restore data from only these months and not overwrite the entire calendar with what's on the backup tape?  I'd like to restore the calendar appointments from these four months and avoid overwriting any appointments she's entered since with "blank days".  

If upgrading to a newer version of Backup Exec will give me more restore options, feel free to suggest, too.
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One method of doing this would be to restore to an imaged test server. Once this server is up and the restoration is complete, you can then export data from period A to period B.

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If you don't have the require component of a free machine, you can always create a recovery group and restore it to there. You can then use Exmerge to export to a PST file. You can then import the PST file into an Outlook profile and then re-export the content needed.

You can find more information about Recovery groups here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126

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So you can export a public folder calendar via Exmerge?  I've only used Exmerge for mailboxes, so this is new to me.

If I'm understanding correctly, I'll open the PST file, see the public folder calendar, then be able to export appointments, and finally import them to the public folder?
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It was late last night when I responded :)
Completely disregard my second comment. Recovery groups are not supported with public folders.

I actually meant Pubmerge. This tool however will need to be obtained from Microsoft PSS.

The only other option which might be quicker, would be to restore to a test server as I mentioned earlier and then connect a client to it. You can then extract via drag and drop/copy into a mailbox subfolder  and THEN exporting as a PST. You can then import into a mailbox>public folder.

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