Restoring Data on Exchange 03

Hello:  My boss lost his contacts and I need to restore it.  I recently backed information storage full back up via NT back up.  What can I use to extract only his contact info and restore it to him?

Thanks very much.
A1BAGAsked:
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Use Recovery Storage Group and then extract the data you need into a pst. Let the Boss open this in Outlook and move the data he needs over.

See:


http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/HenrikWalther/RSG.asp
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A1BAGAuthor Commented:
I am trying as of this comment.  I will let you know.  Thank you!
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Here are some more links you may want to Bookmark

How to use Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=824126

Exchange 2003 Backup and Restore with NTBACKUP
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Backup-Restore-NTBACKUP.html

* Deleted Item Recovery and Deleted Mailbox Recovery
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF022.html

Using Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998782.aspx


* I would also investigate Deleted Item Retention settings in Exchange (as well as Mailbox retention). It allows users to restore items they have deleted from their deleted items up to a period specified by yourself. I have ours set to 2 months and since doing this have not had to restore from tape since.

How to Configure Deleted Item Retention for a Mailbox Database
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997206.aspx
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A1BAGAuthor Commented:
Ok after running the exmerge.exe.. this is the error message I get.
"An error was encountered when retrieving the list of mailboxes homed in the selected databases on Server XXXXX.  Refer to log file ' Exmerge.log' for more info.

Exmerger log is listed below

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Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program, v6.5.7529.0
Start Logging:November 12, 2008   17:48:13
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[17:48:13] Logging Level: None
[17:48:13] Current machine locale ID is 0x409
[17:48:13] Operating System Version 5.2 (Build 3790)
[17:51:16] Accessing Domain Controller 'PORSCHE'
[17:51:17] 'PORSCHE' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later


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