How Browse Old System State Backups?
Posted on 2013-05-20
My company is migrating to Exchange Online from on-premises Exchange 2003.
When a user is migrated, the info pointing to the correct on-premises Exchange database is removed from AD, though I expect that a system state backup still retains that info.
Is there a tool available that works like this:
1. Locate system state backup from correct timeframe and restore to a file
2. Use this tool to browse the file for the AD user object of a person prior to migrating to Exchange Online
3. Extract the Exchange database information in the AD user object
4. Restore this Exchange database to extract the e-mails for the person to a .pst file
I explicitly want to stay away from our production AD and don't have a dev AD for this purpose. Maybe that's part of the real solution!
Thanks for your help - Brian