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Mailbox Database RestoredHI,
 I have SBS2011/Exchange 2010 crashed  recently so I re-created SBS2011 from the scratch and re-created user accounts and restored the files and folders from the Windows Backup External USB HD.
 
 As you see in the screenshot, I restored Exchange Mailbox Database as of 10/22/13 into a temporary drive/folder in the SBS2011 box. Is it possible to retrieve user's mailbox from Mailbox Database.edb?

Thanks.
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I hope you have configured the exact organization name and other exchange details as your previous server while rebuilding the server.
In that case you can create a new recovery database and recover the mailbox for that user.
If not then you will have to use a third party product like ontrack to recover that mailbox.

http://www.expta.com/2009/10/how-to-use-recovery-database-in.html
http://exchangeserverpro.com/restore-individual-mailbox-exchange-2010/
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I have named the new SBS2011 the same as before. Even user names and passwords are identical.
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I tried the first article. I successfully attached the mailbox database into the Exchange, but when I tried to execute ESEUTIL command, I get an error. Please see attached.

"To bring the database into a clean shutdown state, use ESEUTIL /R to perform a recovery of the database."
Error-in-Repairing-Exchange-Data.txt
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EMC - Restored Mail Database MountedI got the RDB1 mounted successfully and I wanted to restore first mailbox into RDB1, but it failed with following error.

[PS] E:\recovery>restore-mailbox -ID 'Hyun Yi' -recoverydatabase RDB1
Mailbox "2b52b651-0d5d-4e32-8f78-9445a2cf948f" doesn't exist on database "RDB1".
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Restore-Mailbox], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 6872CB1E,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.RestoreMailbox

Actually I tried the command each of three user names, but I got the same error.

I copied the command from that article: http://www.expta.com/2009/10/how-to-use-recovery-database-in.html 
>>> Restore-Mailbox -ID 'Keith Johnson' -RecoveryDatabase RDB1
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Update: I was able to restore an individual mailbox to the user's current mailbox.
I followed the instructions on 2nd link: http://exchangeserverpro.com/restore-individual-mailbox-exchange-2010/

Those two articles were invaluable and thank you for your help.
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