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Any problems adding a Recovery Database to an existing Exchange 2010 server?

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I have a new Exchange 2010 server on a Server 2008 r2 machine in a Windows 2003 domain.

Most of the user mailboxes are still on the old Exchange 2003 server and I want to start moving them over but before I do that I would like to experiment with a Recovery Database on the new Exchange 2010 server.

I have a couple of mailboxes on the Exchange 2010 server and I just deleted some mail out of one of them and I'm going to try to recover the items from a Windows Server Backup by creating a Recovery Database on the existing Exchange 2010 server and exporting the lost emails to a folder, or possibly merging them with the existing mailbox they were deleted from.

My question here is: am I endangering my new clean Exchange 2010 installation in any way by performing this experiment?  The exchange 2010 machine is a VM but I don't want to take a snapshot (or should I), so I want to know in advance if I am risking corrupting this machine by adding a Recovery Database to it.

I plan on using this procedure to create the Recovery Database: http://www.expta.com/2009/10/how-to-use-recovery-database-in.html

Thanks.
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You should have no problems adding a recovery database to the server. We do it quite often in production to recover users mail etc. I really really would recommend you NEVER snapshot an exchange server. Things are so tightly nit with active directory that taking a server back could cause major consistency issues.

Hope that helps!!

Dave J
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That does help a lot.  Thanks.

As for snapshots, I have read that warning many times and have never had a single snapshot on my exchange server and never will.  It's a warning I plan to heed 100%!

Thanks again.
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