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Restore User email from ntbackup

Is there a step by step on how to restore a users email from an ntbackup?

We have exchange 2003 and the user is using entourage.
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This article shows you how to recover mailboxes in Exchange 2003 using a recovery storage group.

http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/HenrikWalther/RSG.asp
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MECITAuthor Commented:
I dont see where I select the individual user' mailbox to restore back to the exchange.
unless I am over looking it.
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Its not brick level, that's why you restore into an RSG. You extract the items you need from the RSG using EXMerge as explained in the article. Remember that you can create a recovery mailbox to Exmerge into and then cherrypick the items you want to restore and export them into the live mailbox if its just a folder or a few items. There are a lot of steps to doing this and remember there is always rentention as explained in the following article.

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/mf022.html

From the sounds of things Backup Exec with the Exchange Agent would be good for you. It uses Granular Recovery Technology that allows for restore is individual messages and mailboxes on the fly making the whole process so easy. Built in utilities are often basic to make way for paid for add ons , as an example Hyper-V is great but so much better if you use SCVMM, Exchange 2010 AntiSpam Agents are good but you get so much more with Forefront and Windows Server Backup is good but not as good as SCDPM.
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MECITAuthor Commented:
Restore started on 9/15/2011 at 9:09 PM.
Unable to restore Exchange data to SERVER1\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group,
check the application event log for more information
Restore completed on 9/15/2011 at 9:27 PM.
Directories: 2
Files: 2
Bytes: 24,174,023,018
Time:  18 minutes and  7 seconds


In the event viewer I received ErrorIDs: 8003 and 8019 but it gives no specific details.
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Backup your registry , then apply the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\ParametersSystem\Recovery SG Override
 
Set the value to 0
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MECITAuthor Commented:
I backed up the system state. I went into regedit but I dont show the Recovery SG Override.

Do I have to add it . If so, what would be the type and for data would I just enter 0?
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Hi , See the folllowing:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996723%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx

And also export your Registry, rather than rely on a Systemstate restore.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/ht/backupxpreg.htm
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MECITAuthor Commented:
Do I enter a 1 or 0?

what is the difference?
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Set the value to 0 which represents false.
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MECITAuthor Commented:
It failed again on the restore.
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Hi, ok I googled this around and can see you are not alone so I suggest you read this thread here on msexchange

http://forums.msexchange.org/m_1800447981/mpage_1/tm.htm

Also take a look here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126
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MECITAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to convert the *.eml to *.pst to upload it back to the server?
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MECITAuthor Commented:
I am following these instructions from the first link :

"If you have tried previously to restore a backup and it failed then delete the files in the RSG directory and delete then recreate the RSG database (but do not mount it) PRIOR to restoring from backup."


I have deleted everything from the RSG directory and now it is asking me if I want to delete the store.
 restore issue
Do I delete it and then delete the RSG database so I can then recreate it?
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Hi, I hope this is resolved now. At this point I would be looking at this myself firsthand, I will keep monitoring the question though.
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MECITAuthor Commented:
NO this has not been resolved. I posted a question in my previous comment.and it has not been answered.
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MECITAuthor Commented:
I ended up install a third party application to restore the database.
I used Recovery Manager for Exchange by Quest Software.

I am still have the issue but as long as I am able to use this software I will not worry about it.

thanks for the help.
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MECITAuthor Commented:
Thank you for trying to assist me in my issue.
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