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Restoring Exchange to another Computer

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I am running a Windows 2003 SBS which is also running Exchange 2003.  

I have a full backup on tape using Backup Exec 11.  

I would like to restore the Exchange Server database and set up on another server?

Can anyone guide me on the steps I would need to do for this?  How do I simply restore the database from the tape to another server?
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Shibu KuttanSenior Server Administrator

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Hi,

Please follow the below article and restore the Exchange database to another server.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555603

Thanks.
If you are planning to use the same servername and ip address then Please follow the steps given in below link :

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Disaster_Recovery.html

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Commented:
Thanks for the comments.

How do I restore only the Exchange database to a second location?

I dont see the database file from the restore software even though I have a full server backup.
Shibu KuttanSenior Server Administrator

Commented:

Please update us which Backup software you are using.
If you are using NTBackup, then go to the below location
NTBackup --> select Restore option --> Right side you select the Backup path Location and Left side you select Restore path Location --> restore the database

Please update us if you have any query.

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We are using BackupExec11d.
This is the Symantec 11d Admin guide, page 1263 restoring Exchange

ftp://exftpp.symantec.com/pub/support/products/Backup_Exec_for_WindowsNT/285233.pdf

But basically you need to:

Review the following before restoring Exchange 2000 and 2003:
¦ The storage groups and databases must already exist on the target server, and must
have the same names as the original storage groups or databases.
¦ The target server must have the same Organization and Administrative Group name
as the source server.

Configure the target databases so that they can
be overwritten
To configure the databases, do the following in
the order presented:
¿ Open the Exchange System Manager utility.
¿ Right-click the database that you want to
overwrite.
¿ Click Properties.
¿ On the Database tab, select This database
can be overwritten by a restore.

Dismount databases that are being restored To dismount a database, do one of the following:
¿ Use the Exchange System Manager utility.
¿ When creating a restore job, on the Backup
Exec Restore Job Properties pane, under
Settings, click Microsoft Exchange. Check
Dismount database before restore.

To restore Exchange data
1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.
2. Click New Restore Job.
3. On the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.
4. In the restore selections list, select the backup sets that you want to restore, or
expand the backup sets to select individual items for restore.
For information about restoring specific data, see “About restoring Exchange data”
on page 1256.

5. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Microsoft Exchange.
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6. Select the appropriate options as follows:
Automatically recreate
user accounts and
mailboxes

Check Automatically recreate user accounts and mailboxes
when restoring mailboxes to recreate the user accounts and their
mailboxes if they do not already exist on the target server. The
restore job fails if a mailbox that is being restored does not exist
on the destination server.
The option Back up the information used to automatically
recreate user accounts and mailboxes must have been selected
for backup. See “About selecting individual mailboxes for
backup” on page 1250.

When Automatically recreate user accounts and mailboxes is
checked, the password that is entered on the Exchange Options -
Set Application Defaults dialog box is used as the password for
accounts that are recreated. See “Setting default backup and
restore options for Exchange data” on page 1240.
If the user account was recently deleted, and if the Active
Directory tombstone for the object has not expired, then you
must reset the user account password. Click Start > Control
Panel > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and
Computers. Right-click the user account that you want to
restore, and then click Reset password. You are prompted for the
new user password.

Note Automatically recreate user accounts and mailboxes
applies only if mailboxes are being restored to their
original location. If the mailbox restore is being redirected,
the user account and mailbox must already exist on the
target server.

When restoring individual
mail messages and folders,
restore over existing
messages and folders
Check When restoring individual mail messages and folders,
restore over existing messages and folders to replace an existing
item with the message or folder. A new object ID is not created
for the message or folder; only the contents and properties are
replaced.

If this check box is not checked, or if the original message or
folder does not exist, then it is recreated as a new message or
folder; that is, a new object ID is created for it by Backup Exec.
If this check box is not checked and if the original message or
folder does exist, then the message or folder is skipped.
Appendix J, Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
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No loss restore (do not
delete existing transaction
logs)
Check No loss restore (do not delete existing transaction logs)
to preserve the existing transaction logs on the Exchange 5.5
Server. Transaction logs from the storage media are then
restored and added to the existing set of transaction logs on the
Exchange server. When the restore operation finishes, Exchange
automatically updates its databases with the uncommitted
transactions found in the existing and newly restored
transaction logs. This option is selected by default.
If you are restoring individual databases into a storage group,
the No loss restore check box should be selected. If this check
box is not selected, uncommitted transactions for other
databases in the storage group may be lost.
Note This option is not applicable to snapshot backups.
Restore public folder Check Restore public folder to restore only the Information
Store’s public database (PUB.EDB). Although this database
cannot be backed up separately from the Information Store’s
private database (PRIV.EDB), it can be restored separately.
Restore private mailboxes Check Restore private mailboxes to restore only the
Information Store’s private database. Although this database
cannot be backed up separately from the Information Store’s
public database (PUB.EDB), it can be restored separately.
If the Restore public folder and Restore private mailboxes
options are selected independently, the No loss restore option is
automatically selected and cannot be cleared.
Guide Me Click Guide Me to start a wizard that helps you choose restore
job properties for Exchange Server 5.5 data.
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Restore all transaction
logs; do not delete existing
transaction logs (no loss
restore)
Select this option to preserve the existing transaction logs on the
Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003. Transaction
logs from the storage media are then restored and added to the
existing set of transaction logs on the Exchange server. When
the restore operation finishes, Exchange automatically updates
its databases with the uncommitted transactions found in the
existing and newly restored transaction logs. This option is
selected by default.
If you are restoring individual databases into a storage group,
you should select this option. If this option is not selected,
uncommitted transactions for other databases in the storage
group may be lost.

If continuous protection is enabled, select backup sets from the
last full backup or recovery point to restore up to the latest full
transaction log.

Note This option is not applicable to snapshot backups.
Restore all transaction logs
until point-in-time; skip
transaction logs after this
time

Select this option to restore transactions from a transaction log
up to and including a point in time in the transaction log. After
the point in time, recovery from the transaction log is stopped.
If continuous protection is enabled, select the backup sets from a
full backup or a recovery point, and then specify the point in
time.

In the date and time box, select the part of the date that you want
to change. Enter a new date, or click the arrow to display a
calendar from which you can select a date.
Then, select the part of the time you want to change, and enter a
new time.

Purge existing data and
restore only the databases
and transaction logs from
the backup sets
Select this option to delete the existing transaction logs. Only
the databases and transaction logs from the backup sets are
restored.

If continuous protection is enabled, select the backup sets from a
full backup or a recovery point that you want to restore the
database to.
Appendix J, Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
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Path on Exchange Server
for temporary storage of
log and patch files
Type a location where the associated log and patch files are to be
kept until the database is restored. The default location is \temp,
and a subdirectory is created for each storage group. The log and
patch files for each storage group are kept in the corresponding
subdirectory.

Make sure the temporary location for log and patch files is empty
before you start a restore job. If a restore job fails, check the
temporary location (including subdirectories) to make sure any
previous log and patch files from a previous restore job were
deleted.

Note This option is not applicable to snapshot backups.
Dismount database before
restore
Check Dismount database before restore if you want Backup
Exec to automatically take the Exchange database offline before
the restore job runs. If this option is not selected, you must
manually take the database offline before the restore job can
run.

When restoring a snapshot backup, or when restoring an
individual Exchange database from a snapshot, all databases in a
storage group must be taken offline. Selecting this option
automatically takes all databases in a storage group offline.
Commit after restore
completes
Check Commit after restore completes if your selection
contains the last backup set to be restored. This option directs
the restore operation to replay the log files and roll back any
uncompleted transactions. If this option is not selected, the
database is left in an intermediate state and is not yet usable.
If Commit after restore completes is checked when an
intermediate backup is being applied, you cannot continue to
restore backups. You must restart the restore operation from the
beginning.

After the database is restored, the log and patch files in the
temporary location are applied to the database, and then the
current log files are applied. After the restore is complete, the
log and patch files are automatically deleted from the temporary
location (including any subdirectories).
Note This option is not applicable for snapshot backups.
Mount database after
restore
Check Mount database after restore to mount the database so
that it is available to users. This check box is only available if
Commit after restore completes is selected.
Guide Me Click Guide Me to start a wizard that helps you choose restore
job properties for Exchange 2000 Server data.
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If you checked Enable the restore of individual mail messages and folders from
Information Store backups on the backup job properties, and if the backup job was
sent to a device other than a backup-to-disk folder, then Backup Exec must
temporarily stage the entire database to a path on the media server to extract
individual items.
Because of the potentially large file sizes that are created in the staging location
path, system volumes should not be used as a staging location.