exchange mails inbox restore

Hi all

This is something new for me.

we have a user whose inbox "suddenly" has gone missing. I suspect its deleted or moved to another folder. Few users access that shared mail box.

Exchange is a vmware host so backed up by vcentre.

is there any how i can restore just the inbox emails?
Sundeep VAsked:
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Muhammad MullaCommented:
Exchange should also be backed up using a dedicated Exchange agent. This will either be at a database level or mailbox level.

Depending on your backup software, restore methods will vary
Frans BrouwerSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
is the whole inbox missing or just the mails - check deleted items ( sounds silly)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Exchange is a vmware host so backed up by vcentre.

Are you sure, because VMware vCenter does not usually backup VMs, it's just a management server, with no backup function

Have you checked Exchange for Deleted Mailboxes ?.
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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
Try below  command :

To search recoverable items in dumpster only V 2.0 :
Search-Mailbox -Identity “username” -TargetMailbox “testact” -SearchDumpsterOnly –TargetFolder RestoredItems

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If the mailbox was in fact deleted it will be located under the Disconnected Mailboxes section in the Exchange Management Console.

From there you select the mailbox and re-attach it back to the origainal user. If this user no longer exists you can attach it to another AD Account that does not already have a mailbox associated with it.

If you are simply trying to recover deleted items from a mailbox then what you can do it check the "Recover Deleted Items" folder and restore the emails from there. By default there is a 14 day retention so all of the email should be there and no need to restore from backup.


Sundeep VAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for help, managed to find the emails, she moved it to another folder after!! but had look we have veam for back up so tried doing a test restore as well and worked perfectly ok!
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