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Can you exmerge an umounted Exchange database?

Posted on 2010-08-12
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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
We use Acronis as our primary backup solution. The main limitation of acronis as opposed to Backup Exec is it does not do brick level mailbox restores.

We can always pull the database from our backup system but the question is, what is the easiest way to pull a mailbox out without have dismount our customers live databases.
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"without having to..." mistype
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by:Glen Knight
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Exmerge will only work if the database is mounted.  So you wouldn't need to dismount the database to do this.

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Ralfeus earned 1000 total points
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If you have Exchange 2007 you can use Restore-mailbox cmdlet to restore mailbox. You have to restore DB to recovery storage group first.
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Like Ralfeus said, recovery storage groups are the way to go.

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Thank you for the responses. Is there a similar feature for Exchange 2003?
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

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