Recover single mailbox without using RSG in EXhcange 2003

I'm trying to recover a mailbox from NT backup of exchange server. Is there any other way to recover without setting up RSG? RSG doesn't recognize network share to be set up, which is another problem.

windows 20003
exchange 2003 std
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crcsupportAsked:
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crcsupportAuthor Commented:
I think I have to use RSG anyway. I have done this long time ago, but it was just restoring the mailbox to overwrite the existing one.
Now the mailbox I'm trying to recover has emails and others being used. I have to merge the recovered emails from backup to the mailbox with the same user's mailbox.
What are the steps to merge emails and contacts from backup to the same mailbox which already have most recent items?
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crcsupportAuthor Commented:
When I restore backup using NTBackup to RSG, I can't remember if it automatically restores to RSG or to First Storage Group. Is there an option to select it during restore to make sure I'm restoring to RSG not FSG?
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crcsupportAuthor Commented:
I selected database to recover as the current one since that's the only one it shows. It doesn't mean it's actually restoring database from NTbackup to current database of FSG, isn't it?

Then, I ran NTbackup to restore and it doesn't give option to select RSG or FSG. As I remember, NTBACKUP automatically selects RSG to restore???
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
If you have an RSG in place, then the recovery automatically goes there.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126

It will not overwrite your live database. Although to be sure, check that the allow overwrite by a restore is NOT enabled.

Simon.
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crcsupportAuthor Commented:
Another problem. I successfully set up RSG, EXmerge asks me to type subfolders to restore manually!!! The user has like 100 subfolders. how can i export to pst file with the complete folder structure under inbox?
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