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