Can you copy a mailbox from a RSG to a pst?

Posted on 2011-09-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I'm not going to go into the wonderful backup nightmare from today.

I have a RSG mounted and wanted to know its possible to selection some mailboxes and copy all the content to a PST file to the locate Exchange Server so I can upload to user's machine to make sure they can review it?

Or is there another way to merge missing content to their current mailbox?

Question by:Admin_Stooge
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by:Sigurdur Haraldsson
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So I tried using ExMerge and it created a PST file for the 07 mailbox.
I will have to check to see if that worked.

Is there a cmdlet for Export-Mailbox that points to the mailboxes within the Recovery Storage Group vs. the Prod Mailbox Store?

I want to make sure I export the correct mailbox from the Recovery Storage Group
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by:Malli Boppe
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Try the below command

 Restore-Mailbox –RSGMailbox “Test User 1” -RSGDatabase “servername\RSG name\database name” –Identity “Test User 2” –TargetFolder “Test User 1 Recovered data”


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That cmd will recover the mailbox data to a target folder in another mailbox.  

Is there a cmd that will target a mailbox within the RSG and dump it to a pst file?
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Malli Boppe earned 2000 total points
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This command should dump data on to the same mailbox

Restore-Mailbox –RSGMailbox “Test User 1” -RSGDatabase “servername\RSG name\database name” –Identity “Test User 1” –TargetFolder “Test User 1 Recovered data”


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