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Exchange 2010 SP1 DAG - recover database export to pst

Encinitas asked

I have four Exchange 2010 sp1 servers, 2 back end servers in a DAG on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a copy of the EDB and log files on an attached disk on the backend Exchange server.

What I’m trying to do is import the data into our Exchange 2010 (production server) as a recover database and then export a user’s mailbox to a pst.

Does anyone have the steps for what I am trying to do?

Below is what I tried so far…

The command I run from the EMS to create the database is below

New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RDB -Server birdhouse -EdbFilePath "O:\Exchange Restore usersmail.EDB" -LogFolderPath "O:\Exchange Restore\Logs"

Questions: Do I need to rename the EDB from users.EDB to something different, such as recover.EDB? Or can I keep the original name of the EDB will it mess up our production EDB with the same name?

Next do I need to mount the recovery EDB and then run the command below?

New-MailboxExportRequest -SourceDatabase RDB -Mailbox testuser1 -FilePath \\fileserver\Exchange Mail Exports\testuser1.pst

Then what are the steps for cleanup just unmount the EDB?
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Looks like you have the high level steps covered, be advised you don't have permissions to export to pst by default so the command to export might fail. If you already got this far then your done. Once you finished with the recovery db just unmount it and remove the files.


I do have perm's to export to pst.

Do need to mount the recover ydatabase and it will not affect the live database? Do I need to rename the backup EDB? Will it conflict with the live EDB if I do not rename it?

It won't effect the live database at all. Your on the right tracks there.