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I need to know what is the best and easy way to merge or restore old emails into users mailboxes.

We have two office locations(local and remote), our remote office exchange server was crashed and we decided to create dial tone database on local office exchange server and then moved remote users with -configuration only option and given then blank mailboxes so they can start sending/receiving emails, which is working fine.

Now we have received backup tape drive from remote office wanted to restore/merge old emails into their new mailboxes.

I need to know what are the options to accomplish this.

Please note, we can't use these backup tapes into our existing backup software because remote office were using different software so we managed to build offline backup server and trying to retrieve exchange data / flat files or mailboxes from the tape.

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my case is little different than the info you provide in the above link.

My first question is: do i need to rebuild old exchange server with the same name which used to be in remote location? since i have already moved users to new dial tone database on head office server.

Second thing is, how and where i need to restore backup? In recovery storage group on headoffice server if yes how exchange will mount the database?
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I had to do something similar a while back using Exchange 2010 but I believe the overall concept is the same.

1) Create a RSG to mount and restore the old Exchange DB to.
2) After the restore is complete, select a test account from the remote site. I believe you can only restores items into a sub-folder in a mailbox. For example, if you want to restore JDoe's inbox you would need to create a subfolder under his mailbox called "Resotre" to restore the orginal contents of the inbox.

I'm not an Exchange Admin, but have helped in a number of Exchange Recoveries over the years.

Hope this helps point you in the rigt direction.
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