Solved

Restoring Exchange 2003 using Ntbackup

Posted on 2011-03-05
7
688 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a backup of Exchange 2003 that was from a crashed SBS 2003 server.  The new server has been installed (SBS 2011) and i was able to export/import using PST files from each workstation.  However, there is a public folder calendar and a couple of mailboxes from non-existent users that need to be retrieved from the backup.

What would be the best way to recover those items?  As additional information, I do have access to another SBS 2003 server.
0
Comment
Question by:xtelb
[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
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 35043607
The only way you'll be able to recover those is to rebuild an Exchange Server with exactly the same settings (server name, organization name, etc) and then do an exchange recovery then export the mailboxes and you'll need to set up a client to that server to be able to export the public folder
0
 

Author Comment

by:xtelb
ID: 35043830
Say it isn't so... there's no other way to recover a public folder calendar?  Rebuilding a server is not feasible.  I was able to locate a OST file and convert it for the non-existent users.
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Shreedhar Ette
ID: 35043940
Only option is to use a thrid party tool like Ontrack Power Controls.
0
Get Actionable Data from Your Monitoring Solution

Your communication platform is only as good as the relevance of the information you send. Ensure your alerts get to the right people every time with actionable responses. Create escalation rules that ensure everyone follows the process and nothing is left to chance.

 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 35043982
I wish I had better answers for you...
glad you could get the other mailboxes

Here is the link to the Exchange Disaster Recovery Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125070(EXCHG.65).aspx

0
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
ID: 35046047
The following software is much cheaper than Ontrack Power Controls and I can vouch that it works well because I have a copy and use it when the need arises:

http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/Exchange-Server-Data-Recovery.html

Alan
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:xtelb
ID: 35085431
Awesome product.  Did just want I needed it to do.  Thanks so much!
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35085457
You are welcome.  Sorry it cost a few hundred dollars, but much cheaper than the alternatives : )

Thanks for the points.

Alan
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The SBS 2011 release date (RTM) is supposed to be around Christmas, 2011.  This article is a compilation of my notes -- things I have learned first hand.  The items are in a rather random order, but I think this list covers most of what is new and d…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

717 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