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Exchange 2010 SP1 email recovery

Posted on 2011-09-09
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We have a user that left the organization, that deleted all the sent items with a hard delete. Is there any way I can recover the contents from the exchange server. I do have snapshots of the database so I can essentially mount that and do it that way but I would prefer if exchange offers some sort of mailbox recovery feature.
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by:tsundboe
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You can easily restore that folder from backup. What backup Solution do you use?
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Viral Rathod earned 250 total points
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If you want sort of mailbox recovery feature thenyou can use OWA OR Outlook to recover the mails .

Refer following articels :

http://hosting.intermedia.net/support/kb/default.asp?id=728
http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/display/ist/OWA+Deleted+Email+and+Deleted+Email+Recovery
http://www.petri.co.il/using_owa_2003_to_recover_deleted_items.htm


Exchange server by default keep the email for 7 days (Depends on "Keep Deleted Items"settings)

Hope this helps.
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by:Neil Russell
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Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
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by:fluk3d
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The user has gone in and went into the recover deleted items and did a hard delete in there. is there anyway I can start a recovery besides using a back
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by:Viral Rathod
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Now option left is mount the old dated database from the backup and merge the data

Use following article for detailed steps :
http://msexchangeguru.com/2010/05/23/exchange2010-recovery-database/
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by:Neil Russell
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Had you NOT enabled Single Item Recovery for all mailboxes?
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How can I check?
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