I have a client with a big problem. They need to restore a mailbox from an Exchange 2003 Enterprise server that no longer exists, and the backup is only a storage group backup via Netbackup to tape, so a full bare metal restore is not possible.
They currently have upgraded to an Exchange 2007 Enterprise environment.
- Is there anyway of mounting/accessing an Exchange storage group backup in Netbackup without actually having the original Exchange 2003 server.
- Can I use Netbackup to restore an Exchange 2003 Storage group to the Recovery Storage group in the current Exchange 2007 server?
- Worst case scenario, can I build a new DC on a new AD forest (different forest name: newADForest.local, different subnet), and add an Exchange Enterprise server with the same Netbios name (origExchSvr.newADForest.local) and storage group name, and then restore from tape to this new server?