Exchange 2010 Mailbox Recovery - How 2.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Exchange 2010
Backup Exec 2010

I would like to restore an individual mailbox, can someone please run me through this.
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Bransby-ITAsked:
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SaoiCommented:
Does the user still exist in Active Directory? The user needs to exist and be mail-enabled (i.e. already have a mailbox, though it can be an empty one)
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SaoiCommented:
Hi,

Restore the Database to a Recovery database as per this article: http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-restore-exchange-2010-database-recovery-database-using-backup-exec-2010

Then restore the user's mailbox as per this Technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee332351.aspx

Sam
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Bransby-ITAuthor Commented:
Thanks so the first part of the restore can be on any server and is totaly seperate from the working servers?
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SaoiCommented:
Not entirely - you have to create a Recovery Database first and that means that the server you restore to will need to be part of your Exchange organisation. The Recovery Database allows you to restore to the working servers without affecting any of the running services, aside from a bit of I/O.

Once you've restored to the Recovery Database, you simply use the restore-mailbox commands to restore the individual user's mailbox to the live Database.
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Bransby-ITAuthor Commented:
I have done the first part and recoved - when doing the second partt it tells me the user is not there.

Do I need to mount the recovery daterbase first?
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SaoiCommented:
The recovery database should be mounted, yes, otherwise it won't be accessible by the exchange system.
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Bransby-ITAuthor Commented:
I can restore a user who already has a mailbox, but it is not finding the mailbox I just deleted, surely I dont have to creat the mailbox and restore into this?
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Bransby-ITAuthor Commented:
Amzing - 500 Points Well Earned

Thanks Saoi!
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Bransby-ITAuthor Commented:
Amazing
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SaoiCommented:
Cheers, glad to help!
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