How to restore only calender and contacts in Exchange 2003?
Posted on 2010-09-09
I have a Exchange 2003 environment onder Windows server 2003. One of the mailboxes syncs with a Nokia phone using Mail for Exchange (activesync). Due to some changes in the Nokia profile after putting an certificate on the Exchange server for OWA SSL, for some reaseon, all calander items an contacts are doubled. The contacts are not a big problem, only a few hundred, this can be resolved by hand in Outlook.
The calander however now has over 4000 entries, mostly double, not all. This can't be resolved by hand in Outlook by deleting items manualy.
The doubles were first seen last monday. T have a full backup (NTBACKUP, no bricklevel) of sunday, so I restored that version of the mailbox , it;s in the Recovery Storage Group.
'My plan was to use ExMerge to put only the contacts and calender items in a PST. In the GUI I specify to ignore everything in the store, except CALENDER and CONTACTS. This gives me a PST of over 2 Gb (and I know the PST has a 2 Gb limit). The PST can't be used in Outlook 2007 or 2010 (error in the file).
When I tell Exmerge to only put CALENDER and CONTACTS in the store, I get a 32kb file. Outlook can use it, but there is nothing in it. To make sure the restored mailbox is oke, I ran an offline defragmentation. Solved nothing.
Anybody an idea how to retreave only the contacts an calender items, without losing the mail which has come in since last sunday?