Need to recover email from backed up Exchange database
Posted on 2011-02-15
I have a client whose Windows 2003 Small Business Server crashed -- motherboard problem and it's not worth fixing. They've been dutifully backing up their Exchange database every night using NTBACKUP, so I have a copy of the most recent backed up database.
My problem is...I have no idea what to do with it! They're a fairly small organization and have decided to NOT replace the server -- they've signed up with a hosted Exchange service.
So I won't ever have a server with the same configration back. Even if they did buy a new server, it would be runnign Windows 2008.
I have a Windows 2003 Standard Edition server in my office, but when I try to restore the Exchange backup, it's looking to restore it to an Exchange installation.
Is there a relatively easy way to just get the emails out of there in PST format? Maybe even a service for hire to do something like that?