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How do I restore a Microsoft Exchange Database with Yosemite Server Backup?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: one year ago

Solution #00004040



Yosemite Server Backup, version 8.0 and above and associated management domain clients running Microsoft Exchange, versions 2000 and 2003. 



The Exchange connector in Yosemite Server Backup restores the entire Storage Group; it does not allow for restores of individual mailboxes or individual databases within a Storage Group. When you restore an Exchange Database from a backup set, your current database files will be overwritten. As a precaution, you should rename the old database files before you begin the restore process.

  1. Open Exchange System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Storage Group to be restored.  
  3. Right-click on the store and select Properties. Open the Database Tab, select "This database can be overwritten by a restore", and then click OK.
  4. Right-click on each store and click Dismount. Note that a highlighted Storage Group in Exchange System Manager is an indication that the item is locked and Yosemite Server backup will not restore it. 
  5. Close Exchange System Manager.
  6. Navigate to the transaction logs and database directory, located in C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata by default, and rename the storage group files or move them to a backup folder. These files have *.edb, *.stm, *.chk and *.log extensions.  
  7. Open Yosemite Server Backup Administrator.
  8. Create a Restore Job, select the Storage Group you would like to restore, and then run the job. For details on creating a restore job, refer to Solution #00004036.  

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