Get mailbox from 3 year old veeam backup

I need some Exchange 2010 data for the TAX man which exist on an old Veeam backup. I have a replica of this server which, when fired up, but not networked, fails to let me start Exchange.

So I restored a database file (EDB) and using Veeam 9.5 explorer for Exchange and tried to mount it in Veeam explorer. I get this error "The specified file is not a valid Exchange database file"

Anyone know how I can extract this mailbox? (I no longer have the Exc 2010 server). Further info: The edb is sitting on a Synology Nas, not a windows server, could this be the problem?
HKFueyAsked:
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
You should repair the database first to bring it into a clean state using eseutil. After that it could be open in Veeam Explorer for Exchange.
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
"I need some Exchange 2010 data for the TAX man which exist on an old Veeam backup. I have a replica of this server which, when fired up, but not networked, fails to let me start Exchange."

Can you not just export to CMD through the shell? Why does it fail to start Exchange? You will need a DC online for this, just restore a backup of your PDC and Exchange box into a locked off network. Should be fine.

Contact Veam support or use Veam articles to do a granular level restore.
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pgm554Commented:
You might want to save yourself the hassle of the restore and try one of the tools from these folks to recover the mail box from the edb file.

https://www.stellarinfo.com/edb-exchange-server-recovery.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInIOGhJOK2AIVk9dkCh2FlgskEAAYASAAEgJFTPD_BwE
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you not restore all your servers you need in your environment, to build a Lab. Veeam has the ability to do this, because you will need your DCs as well.

You could just restore ALL your servers and environment to your vSphere environment, and make a new network just for those servers just make sure no on the Production Network.

Kroll Ontrack also have a product which can retrieve mailboxes from the EDB file.
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
When you fired the Veeam Explorer for Exchange have you pointed it to location of ese.dll (Extensible Storage Engine) file for Exchange 2010?
It is required to perform any tasks on Exchange database.
Location for ese.dll file:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/explorers/vee_configuring.html?ver=95#vex_ese_dll
See my screenshot below:
ese_dll.PNG
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HKFueyAuthor Commented:
Hi Dariusz,

This does look okScreen Shot
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HKFueyAuthor Commented:
The Stellar Phoenix tools allowed me to extract the pst from the restored EDB.

Thanks very much to everyone for the range of useful ideas offered.

Final result is: the information was not contained in the PST and must have been stored in a mail archive which has now been deleted. (Bummer!)
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
If you have a replica of Exchange server you can try to run Exchange explorer from replica VM. Not necessary to restore EDB database first:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/restore_vex.html?ver=95
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