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

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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,
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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
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Thanks for the very informative links viral

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