Recovering a Mailbox store that no longer exists
Posted on 2008-11-17
I've had a request to restore a mailbox for a user whos ad account and mailbox were deleted and purged about a year ago.
Up to now i've been restoring mailbox stores to a Recovery storage group from about a year ago, the whole recovery process has been a success in the sense that i have manage to recover the mailbox store to a recovery storage group and mount the database in Exchange, unfortunately all of the mail stores i've recovered dont contain the mailbox i need.
Which brings me to last mailbox store, the differance between this mailbox stores and the other i have recoverd in that this mailbox store no longer exists in exchange but its storage group does.
what i want to know is should my recovery process change in any way? i have noticed already that there is no option to select i mailbox i need to add to the recovery storage group, probably because it no longer exists, should i recreate the mailbox store and than add it to my recovery storage group will this work? or it there another process needed.
Please note i only want to recovery one mailbox and export to pst hopefully without affecting our production enviroment.
The backup software i'm using is HP dataprotector 6.0
Thanks in advance