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Exchange 2013 - Restore deleted mailbox from DPM

Posted on 2016-11-28
Last Modified: 2017-01-17
Hello all ,

I want to restore a deleted mailbox from dpm. In our Exchange infrastructure we have a DAG with 2 MBX Servers. If am right i must create a recovery database and mount into a server so dpm can restore there the database . This recovery database must also be inside the DAG or it can only resist in a single mbx server?

Question by:Anestis Psomas
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Andy M earned 250 total points
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You should only need to put the recovery mailbox on a single Exchange server, then migrate/restore the mailbox required over to a database within the DAG. The DAG will take care of replicating the mailbox to the other server(s) as required.

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by:Anestis Psomas
ID: 41904121
Hello ,

Any more efficient way for restoring a whole mailbox ? Because DPM has to restore a whote database (1.2TB) to take only a single mailbox.

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Ivan earned 125 total points
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DPM cannot directly recover mailbox, so you have to recover entire DB to recovery DB, and then recover mailbox.
Not a very fast solution, but it works.

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suriyaehnop earned 125 total points
ID: 41904320
We created a "recovery" database in DAG server

New-MailboxDatabase -Server <servername> -Name <recovery database name> -Recovery -EdbFilePath <directory restore from DPM>


Once restored from dpm completed.

New-MailboxRestoreRequest to merge the data from recovered database


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by:Anestis Psomas
ID: 41905656
Thank you all for your answers.

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