Solved

I want to do a test restore in Exchange but have a couple of questions first.

Posted on 2010-11-24
4
411 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
G'day,
 This is a single Exchange 2007 server with one storage group and one mailbox database. I want to do a test restore of my backup (Backup Exec 12.5) to restore a mailbox that I had intentionally deleted about a month ago for just this purpose. Is there any harm in creating the RSG, creating the database, restoring the store to it and mounting it to restore the mailbox on this Exchange server that is currently in production? Is there anything else I should be aware of? Or is there a better way of testing my restore?

Thanks all,
BW
0
Comment
Question by:bwinkworth
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Viral Rathod
ID: 34208199
As part of your disaster recovery planning, it is important that you understand how to correctly back up Exchange 2007, how to restore Exchange 2007, and how to repair corrupt databases when no backups are available.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998848.aspx
Following article cover topics like how to recover a lost Exchange Server in Exchange 2007, understanding the setup /mode:RecoverServer command, how to use Recover Server to recover a clustered mailbox server, and how to restore a mailbox database to a new server with database portability. We will also cover Exchange 2007 disaster recovery tools and wizards.
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937563

You could read the TechNet section about disaster recovery or watch a webcast about Exchange Server 2007.

If you are new to Exchange Server 2007 disaster recovery then I would not try to reinvent a wheel.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998848.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937563
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Viral Rathod earned 250 total points
ID: 34208206
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Viral Rathod
ID: 34208231
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bwinkworth
ID: 34214043
Thanks for the very informative links viral

BW
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question