SBS 2011 standard - I want to mount / view an old exchange database. How would I do that?

We've been backing up SBS 2011 standard with ShadowProtect.

We want to look at a mailbox as it looked on 4/1/14, the date of one of the shadowprotect images.

I'm thinking I need to mount the exchange store from that date but a) don't know how to do that b) then how to view the mailbox from back then c) not break the existing mailflow

any advice?
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Are you using the ShadowProtect GRE optional backup method?  If so, look here for Storagecraft instructions:

If not, you'd have to create a separate storage group in Exchange (you can call it "Recovery database" or something like that), and then use it to mount the actual EDB file.  I'm sure you'd have to perform Exchange recovery steps on the database first, also.  This article will help:

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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Just to be clear, if you're using the second method above, the first thing you'd have to do would be to use the ShadowProtect Explore Image option to mount the image(s) containing the Exchange database and logs, and then copy them to the newly created folders according to the instructions in the first few steps of the article.
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