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Recover Deleted Contacts in Exchange 2010

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A user accidentally deleted a bunch of contacts in his exchange account. We use Barracuda for our backup and I was told that Barracuda doesn't do a granular backup of contacts. They advised me to restore the Public Folder Database to a new location and then use a tool like Exmerge to get the contacts back.

I quickly discovered that Exmerge doesn't work with Exchange 2010, and this is where I sit.

How can I find and restore these contacts for this user?

Windows Server 2008 R2
Exchange Server 2010

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Jono
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Requires use of exchange power shell, but is pretty straight forth:


You'll need a good backup prior to this, otherwise you cannot restore.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/eight-steps-to-restore-an-individual-exchange-2010-mailbox-with-system-center-data-protection-manager/5298
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If it is recent (and you had deleted-item-retention set prior) it is possible to un-delete mail.
This depends on the method used to delete.

If normal delete - to deleted items - then emptied.
Go to the deleted-items foler and look for Recover-Deelted-Items.

If a hard delete (Shift-delete or via sync with device) then you will need to access the Outlook profile after setting the "DumpsterAlwaysOn" flag.
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/recovering-deleted-items-in-outlook/

If none of these are possible, you need to use your backup software to recover the database to a Recovery Storage group and extract the target mailbox.
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by:Jono Martin
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I was able to walk the user through using the Recover Deleted Items in OWA. Thanks to you both for providing valuable information.

Jono
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