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Restore SDLT media with LTO 4 drive

I think I'm screwed but will ask anyway in case someone has come across this.  I have been asked to restore an end users outlook calendar from 2009.  I have the media but the problem is that this backup was done on SDLT media and I have since migrated to LTO media.  I do have an internal SDLT drive on an older server but it is not exchange licensed so whenever I try to restore the calender to disk or redirect it to the new server it fails.  To make matters worse, the original backup was done with Backup Exec 10.1 on Exchange 2003 and the new server is running BE 2010 on Exchange 2010 SP1.  I think if I had an external SDLT drive I could plug it into the new server and restore the calendar but really don't want to have to make this purchase.

Anyone have any ideas on how I could restore this calendar?

Thanks
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Sorry, you cannot use media from one standard on another - LTO and SDLT are two different types of media and the tapes are physically different.

And I don't think there's any way to restore a 2003 backup to 2010 Exchange... if you need this data, you'll need to basically rebuild the environment off-line and export the data via PST.  At least, that's how I'd do it.
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Iamthecreator OMAdministrateur Systeme et ReseauxCommented:
Not Possible.You will need a SDLT Drive to start with.
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Q1LadminAuthor Commented:
So there is no way to restore this tape to disk and then import and catalog it on the Exchange 2010 server?  What about attaching an external SDLT drive on the new server, then with BE 2010 import foreign media, catalog it and then restore just the calendar to a dummy mailbox, then export that calendar to PST and add it to the users profile?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The information stores are different.  I know of no way to restore a 2003 information store to a 2010 server.  Setup a test network and restore to a 2003 server.
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Q1LadminAuthor Commented:
I don't need to restore the entire IS just the calendar frrom the mailbox, I do have seperate mailbox backup on that SDLT tape. Would it be possible to export the contents of the tape to disk and copy that folder over to the new server and import/catalog it, then jus restore the calendar from the brick level backup?
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cooleditCommented:
hi, there

idea, vmware with Microsoft 2003 + Exchange 2003 guest OS remote agent
redirected recovery group restore.
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Q1LadminAuthor Commented:
I knew there had to be an easier way to do this so I called Symantec, there are 2 options:

Plug an external SDLT drive into the new mail server and restore mailbox direct from media, down side is $3K for a SDLT drive.

Upgrade BE on the server that has the SDLT drive in it to BE 2010, create backup to disk folder, run duplicate to disk job, disconnect disk, copy to Exchange 2010 server, create back up to disk folder, inventory, catalog and restore mailbox from disk.

Thanks for all your input on this.
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Q1LadminAuthor Commented:
Solution per Symantec
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