?
Solved

Backup Exec 12 & Exchange 2007 Restore Procedure

Posted on 2010-11-24
6
Medium Priority
?
904 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have been successfully backing up my Exchange 2007 using GRT to disk.  However, now I have to restore one specific mailbox and I am having a hard time doing it.  Can anyone help me with a quick step by step?  
Basically, I need to restore UserA's entire mailbox to an alternate location (Exchange Recovery Group database?!?).  I then need to access that alternate location and pull down the recovered database without the knowledge of the user.

Hopefully that makes sense.  Thank you in advance!!
0
Comment
Question by:ccorino1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
6 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Viral Rathod
ID: 34208535
0
 

Author Comment

by:ccorino1
ID: 34209193
Create artcile.  I'm going to test it out right now.  Will let you know!
Thanks Viral.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ccorino1
ID: 34209215
That was clearly supposed to read:
"Great article"
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 

Author Comment

by:ccorino1
ID: 34213045
Here is the problem I'm having now.  When I try to restore to the recovery database in Backup Exec, I get to this step:
4. Choose the "Redirect Exchange Sets" option and enter your Exchange Server name as "\\SERVERNAME", then "Redirect using Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Snapshot Provider".  Now select "Restore to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) (Exchange 2007 Only)"

I did just that, the job completed perfectly, however, when I look at the job log, it tells me that it restored directly to UserA's mailbox instead of the Recovery Database.  I also confirmed this simply by checking the size of the Recovery Database and seeing there is nothing in it.
What I tried now is creating a mailbox called "RecoveryUser" and I am restoring directly to that user.  It seems to be working because that new user's mailbox is growing while the backup is running, but the job isn't complete yet.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ccorino1 earned 0 total points
ID: 34262855
For anyone that needs to do just this, I have figured it out:
If you are taking UserA's backup and restoring it to UserB's mailbox.

1. Create UserB's user account and wait for the email address to be created. (I also logged into Outlook Web Access as UserB, which seems to make the mailbox active)
2. In Backup Exec, click Restore:
   In Selections - Drill down to UserA's mailbox and check it off
   In Resource Credentials - Make sure to Test All and make sure you have sufficient privileges
   In Microsoft Exchange Redirection
      Check "Redirect Exchange Sets" checkbox
      Type in ExchangeServerName under "Restore to server"
      Check "Redirect mailboxes or public folders"
      Type UserB under "Restore to mailbox"
Done!!
     
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ccorino1
ID: 34290014
I have tested this and it's working.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

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

This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
Check out this step-by-step guide for using the newly updated Experts Exchange mobile app—released on May 30.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
Suggested Courses

752 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