Dumpster and Backups
Posted on 2011-10-05
Running Exchange 2007 SP3. We have the following backup cycle:
Friday night: Full backup
Other nights: Incrementals (to clear logs)
Our Keep Deleted Items setting is 5 days.
One of our users has lost some important emails, he think he may have deleted them, but he can't be sure when.
We've checked the Recover Deleted Items, but they're not in there, which effectively means he's not deleted them in the last 5 days.
Does anyone know if the Dumpster is backed up with Exchange mailbox backups? I assume so, since it's part of the mailbox.
Does this mean we can:
1. Restore his mailbox (from 2 weeks back) to RSG
2. Run the restore-mailbox command to restore from RSG to a test mailbox
3. In the test mailbox, check Recover Deleted Items for any items?
Is this all possible?
Also, I understand that Recover Deleted Items is on a per-folder basis. Is there any way to view the Dumpster for this entire mailbox?