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Restoring Exchange 2007 backup to a secondary server for indexing

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I'm looking for a way to restore and mount my Exchange mailbox databases as they existed on a certain date.  I have snapshots from the date in mind, but from there I am unsure what would need to be done.  I need to get them online and searchable WITHOUT taking the "live" mailboxes offline.  Any ideas?

I'm running Exchange 2007 SP1.
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you will need to same replica of domain and exchange server on private network (should not be accessible from current network) and then restore the exchange DB
OR follow

Recovery Storage Group  procedure in same
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Working-Recovery-Storage-Groups-Exchange-2007.html

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you can built a test Exchange lab within the same organization, create the Recovery Storage Group

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchangesvravailabilityandisasterrecovery/thread/51862c49-707c-4c6e-9c1b-bdebded5f9f3
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