How to restore to an Exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group using the Exchange Management Console

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How to restore to an Exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group using the Exchange Management Console


To perform a redirected restore to recovery storage group using the Exchange Management Console perform the following:

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  • Select the Toolbox option on the left pane and then choose Database Recovery Manager. It is located under Disaster recovery tools. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

  • Enter in the server name and domain controller name (Figure 2)

Figure 2

  • Select "Create a recovery storage group" (Figure 3)

Figure 3

  • Choose the storage group to be restored to. (Figure 4)

Figure 4

  • Enter in the Recovery storage group name (Figure 5)

Figure 5

  • Verify it worked correctly and then select "Go back to task center" (Figure 6)

Figure 6

  • Open Backup Exec and SelecttheStorage group that needs to be restored. (Figure 7)

Figure 7

  • Then select "Microsoft Exchange Redirection" from the left task pane

  • Check off "Redirected Exchange sets"

  • Fill in the server name that was used in step 3 for server name

  • Check "Redirect using Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) snapshot provider"

  • Then choose the radial button that says "Redirect to Recovery Storage Group (RSG) (Exchange 2007 only) ". (Figure 8)

Figure 8

  • Run the restore job

    Steps to be followed Post Successful Restore:

    Once the database has been restored to RSG either merge missing emails from a mailbox from RSG to the production mailbox (this will restore all the missing emails without giving an option to restore individual emails) or use the Restore-Mailbox cmdlet to copy end-user data from a recovery storage group on any server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to the same/any other Exchange 2007 server.

    The Restore-Mailbox cmdlet can only use disconnected mailboxes from a recovery storage group on a server as a source of data and connected mailboxes as a target for data. To execute this command successfully ensure that the following conditions are met:

    • To run the Restore-Mailbox cmdlet, the account must be delegated the following:

Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for both the source and target servers.

  • The recovered and source databases must be from an Exchange 2007 server.

The syntax to run the command is listed below:
Restore-Mailbox -Identity <target mailbox> -RSGDatabase <Name of the Database added to the RSG> -RSGMailbox <source mailbox> -TargetFolder <folder to which you want to restore the mails to>

For more details on Restore-Mailbox refer to the link below:

Additional Microsoft articles:

  • How to Recover a Mailbox by Using a Recovery Storage Group:
  • How to Recover an Exchange 2007 Mailbox:

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