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Recover Sent Email that was deleted

Posted on 2014-03-03
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I am in need of recovering a "Sent Items" email for a particular user from six months ago.  We run daily backups that are overwritten each week, Monday with Monday...etc.

I don't think it is recoverable, I am just checking to see if there are any ideas that I am not thinking of.

At that time, we were using Exchange 2003, I still have that server sitting on the network.  Since the first of the year, we are using Exchange 2010.  Our workstations are using Outlook.
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Unless the recipient was in your environment, there's no way to recover that with your backup scheme. Deleted Items stay in the dumpster for 7-30 days by default (forgot the actual number), so you're past that.
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I might have a new angle....  I found a couple old backups that could possibly hold the data I need.

The backups were created using Backup Exec on Exchange 2003.  I have migrated all mailboxes to Exchange 2010, but Exchange 2003 server still exists.

What route would you take to look at the data in those backup sets?

These backups were taken as Images, I have the EDB files etc.
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Probably more work than it's worth, but unless you still have an exchange 2003 server on site, you'll need to build up a a separate domain with an exchange 2003 server and a backup exec server in it, then run a restore on the mailbox and do an Exmerge run to pull the data to PST. After that you can open it with Outlook or import it to a mailbox in 2010 with powershell.
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