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Exchange Server 2003 Recovery Storage Group Restore

Posted on 2011-09-29
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Trying to do a restore to Exchange Server 2003 Recovery Storage Group, however, the database I need to recover is not displaying in the add database to recover find function.  This database is active and users' are connected.
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by:MAS
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If your db is active and users are connected why you want to restore your?
 
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by:TRAVNUSA
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We need to restore a user mailbox.
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by:Deepu Chowdary
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try any 3rd party tools, thats a easy way
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by:TRAVNUSA
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We think it's because we have a public folder in the storage group.  According to microsoft we cannot restore to the RSG if it it contains a public folder.
"•You can only recover mailbox stores to a Recovery Storage Group. You cannot restore a public folder store to a Recovery Storage Group because that action is not supported. The methods that you use to recover a public folder store in Exchange Server 2003 are the same methods that you use in Exchange 2000 Server. "
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126
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by:MAS
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Please check this
www.clickzones.net
you can extract for $50-$75
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by:MAS
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Here is the URL for cheap and best solution
This is the easy and fast solution.
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by:Deepu Chowdary
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As i stated above you have to do it with third party tools itself :(
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by:TRAVNUSA
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I cannot restore to EDB.  I can only restore to RSG or a replica exchange server.  When you use the Backup Exec exchange agent you backup the water, not the jug.
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by:TRAVNUSA
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****UPDATE****  There is no public folder problem we just cannot find the database in the RSG find option.
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by:TRAVNUSA
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Mail Group still not displaying in RSG - Any ideas?
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The problem was related to the RSG being mapped in a alternate exchange server that was currently offline.
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It was found the RSG was mapped in an alternate exchange server.
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