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How to Recover Data for Exchange-Based Servers

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

DPM supports recovery of Exchange Server mailboxes through the Recovery Wizard. When you click an Exchange Server database in the Protected data pane in the wizard, DPM displays the mailboxes that belong to that database.

When you select the Exchange Server database to recover, DPM displays the date that the last express full backup was performed. In the results pane, DPM displays the attribute of mailboxes: alias. The results are sorted by display name as a default.

noteNote
When you recover Exchange storage groups or Exchange databases and the recovery point specified is an incremental recovery point, DPM also recovers the Exchange log files.

Mailbox information—how many mailboxes are present in the database for the selected recovery point—is updated per the express full backup schedule for the protection group.

You can also use Outlook to recover an item that was deleted from an Exchange mailbox. For detailed information about how to do this, see How to Recover a Deleted Item (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93406).

To recover protected data from an Exchange-based server

  1. In the DPM Administrator Console, click Recovery on the navigation bar.

  2. Browse or search for the data you want to recover, and then, in the results pane, select the data.

  3. Available recovery points are indicated in bold on the calendar in the recovery points section. Select the bold date for the recovery point you want to recover.

  4. In the Recoverable item pane, click to select the recoverable item you want to recover.

  5. In the Actions pane, click Recover. DPM starts the Recovery Wizard.

  6. Review your recovery selection, and click Next.

    noteNote
    If the user of the mailbox you are trying to recover has an active mailbox, you can recover only a previous version of the mailbox.

  7. Specify the type of recovery you would like to perform:

    1. Recover to Exchange Server location. This option is available only if the latest available recovery point is selected.

    2. Copy to a network folder. Click Next and then, on the Specify Destination dialog box, click Browse to select a recovery location. Click Next.

    3. Copy to tape. This option copies the storage group to tape in a DPM library. When you select this option, click Next and, on the Specify Library screen, select library details and tape options. You can compress or encrypt data on this screen.

  8. After you have specified the type of recovery, click Next.

  9. Specify your recovery options:

    1. Mount the databases after they are recovered. Clear the check box if you do not wish to mount the databases.

    2. Network bandwidth usage throttling. Click Modify to enable throttling.

    3. Notification. Click Send an e-mail when the recovery completes, and specify the recipients. Separate the e-mail addresses with commas.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Review your recovery settings, and click Recover.

    noteNote
    Any synchronization job for the selected recovery item is canceled while the recovery is in progress.

To set recovery options for Microsoft Exchange-based servers using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to set recovery options for an Exchange-based server:

    New-RecoveryOption [-TargetServer] <String> [-RecoveryLocation] <RecoveryLocation> [-DPMLibrary <Library> ] [-RecoverToReplicaFromTape] [-SANRecovery] [-RestoreSecurity] -RecoveryType <RecoveryType> [-RollForwardRecovery] [-TargetLocation <String> ] -Exchange [-AlternateDatabase <String> ] [-AlternateStorageGroup <String> ] [-IsRecoveryStorageGroup] [-MountDatabaseAfterRestore] -ExchangeOperationType <ExchangeOperationType> [-MailboxDisplayName <String> ] [-DatabaseName <String> ] [-StorageGroupName <String> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help New-RecoveryOption -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help New-RecoveryOption -full" in DPM Management Shell.

To recover protected data from Microsoft Exchange using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to recover data from a file server:

    Recover-RecoverableItem [-RecoverableItem] <RecoverableObject[]> [-RecoveryOption] <RecoveryOptions> [-RecoveryPointLocation <RecoverySourceLocation[]> ] [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler> ] [-RecoveryNotification <Nullable`1> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Recover-RecoverableItem -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Recover-RecoverableItem -full" in DPM Management Shell.

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