Recovering a mailbox from the Recovery Storage Group

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-10-02
I need to export a mailbox from the Recovery Storage Group to a PST or a folder in another mailbox in the First Storage Group.  Please provide the correct commands.  
Assume the mailbox alias is amailbox.   Exchange server is running Exchange 2007 SP1 or later.
Question by:goldenoak
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    This will recover the data to a folder named "amailbox Recovered data" under the mailbox for user "bmailbox."  Obviously, it will need to be tailored to your actual server and RSG names.

    Restore-Mailbox –RSGMailbox “amailbox” -RSGDatabase “servername\RSG name\database name” –Identity “bmailbox” –TargetFolder “amailbox Recovered data”

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    Exmerge was replaced in 2007 with Powershell commands, check out this blurb:,-hello-export-mailbox/
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    by:Hendrik Wiese
    Ok so lets take it from the beginning:

    New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RecoveryDB1 -Server YOURMBXSERVER-01 -EdbFilePath "D:\Recovery\Mailbox Database 1882717321.edb" -LogFolderPath "D:\Recovery"

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    2. This example restores a mailbox for user Jaco Lidth, overwriting the existing mailbox
    Restore-Mailbox -ID 'Jaco Lidth' -RecoveryDatabase RDB1

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    3. This example restores Jaco Lidth's mailbox content into an Investigation mailbox:
    Restore-Mailbox -ID 'Jaco Lidth' -RecoveryDatabase RDB1 -RecoveryMailbox Investigation

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