Can I restore exchange 2007 backup to different mailbox server?

So last night we had some Exchange issues which made the database dirty. We are currently running an eseutil /p in hopes of repairing it. As a backup plan we have a NTBackup and another mailbox server. I would like to start resting the backup to a different mailbox database on server 2. I am going to start my Googling but wanted to get some feedback here also.
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Glen KnightCommented:
If the server is part of the same exchange organisation then yes, you can restore it to a recovery storage group, see here: http://www.petri.co.il/restoring_exchange_mailbox_recovery_storage_group_part1.htm
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
That is what I am going with, because I did not have enough space in the current mailbox database in the current storage group I ended up adding another virtual disk to the server and creating another storage group and mailbox database. I am ready to create the recovery group and link it to this new storage group.

My question is, when I go to do the NTBackup restore from server 1, I know I pick server 2 and a temp location. Can you confirm that the temp location is the location of the 3rd storage group mailbox database?
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Glen KnightCommented:
The location is a temporary location on the second server, you then create a recovery storage group from this database.
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
So is it true that I would basically need double the space of the original EDB, one for the restore and one for the recovery group or will it just mount the EDB from the temp location I pick?
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Glen KnightCommented:
It will just mount the DB you have restored, it won't keep a copy of it separately.
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
I'm just confused here because making the SRG makes sense, the restore does not because it says to go to C:\Temp then never references that location again.
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
I think I need double the space because if I am going to move all the mailboxes out of the backup (SRG) into the new mailbox database I created I will need enough room unless it shrinks the SRG as I do it which I don't know.

When I created the SRG it created "D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server 2007\Mailbox\Third Storage Group\RSG20110331094007"

Should I add another disk so I don't run out of space, I would hate to get into the process and run short.
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Glen KnightCommented:
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Glen KnightCommented:
If that's the cas then yes, you will need double the space.
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
OK, so I will leave the third storage group and new mailbox database as the destination and create another virtual disk where I will create the SRG and restore the NTBackup to that same location correct?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Sounds good :)
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
So it did not like that for some reason, it was looking for "Mailbox Database" and I called the new database "Mailbox Database 2" then I am getting a MapiExceptionADNotFound error when I try and mount it which seems to be AD replication related.

In my haste I ended up creating another storage group and mailbox database and it still won't work so I am going to try and replicate AD and see if I can mount it and do the restore again.
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ThorinOAuthor Commented:
So the backup finally finished, I mounted the storage recovery group. I go to merge or copy mailbox and I have the recovery group (temp location) and linked location as the 3rd storage group (which is empty) and where I basically wanted to move mailboxes to.

When I pick the user and do a marge it says "Error restoring the mailbox <LDAP>. Error message is: the specified mailbox database "SERVER\Recovery Storage Group\Mailbox Database" does not exist
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