Best way to restore email in Exchange 2007
Posted on 2011-02-27
I hope someone can answer this question tonight since i am going to need to do it tomorrow.
I have a SBS2008 server which has exchange 2007 on it. The server had crashed last week and needed to be restored to a really old backup from 6months ago. (really lame customer wasnt rotating backup drive and corrupted the drive they were using)....
Anyways the server is restored back to 6months ago.
All the users use outlook in cache mode. So here is my plan which i home someone can verify or make recommendations to. I would go into exchange and Disable ALL the mailboxes. Then go to the client computers open outlook which would not be able to connect but would have the OST cached email. Then I would export that email to a PST file. Enable that single users mailbox again and re-import the PST back into exchange. Does that sound like a good idea?
One thing i am questioning is when i go to disable a mailbox it says something on the lines of Mart the mailbox in the datastore for removal. Disabling it should be removing it should it or is there a time period i have to re-enable it?
Any recommendations are welcome.