Backing up exchange??
Posted on 2009-07-14
I'm quite new at this post.
I had a request today to restore a mailbox which is being backed up daily using backupexec 11d without any major errors.
i put the tapes, went to the restore window and followed the restore tree: Storage Group > Mailbox Store > to find that not all mailboxes are there, which made me a little bit nervous.
Looking at the size of the backup it seems that it is backing up the whole information store plus logs as the size of the backup is very similar to the size of the exchange database.
But it doesn't show the mailboxes.
Im about to restore the whole inf store into a replica server to find this out but..... Is there a way of seeing the hidden mailboxes here?, or should i assume if I can't see them on the restoration tree > they haven't been backed up??
If there is a way to see if I can restore just the one mailbox I need to, that would save me hours in recreating an environment where to restore the whole server , and will give me reassurance that I can restore a single mailbox in the future
Any help will be greatly appreciated