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The IBackup Professional 'Exchange Server Restore' wizard guides you through a simple step-by-step approach to restore your MS Exchange Server 'Public Folder' store and the 'Mailbox' store (Storage Groups / Databases) from your IBackup Professional account, back to the MS Exchange Server.

It is advisable that only a technically qualified person performs the MS Exchange Server restore operation.

Follow the steps below before initiating the MS Exchange Server 2000 and 2003 Restore operations:
Step 1
Start the MS Exchange System Manager from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange > System Manager.

Step 2
Right-click the 'Public Folder Store' / 'Mailbox Store' that you need to restore, and choose the 'Dismount Store' option.

 
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Step 3
Right-click the 'Public Folder Store' / 'Mailbox Store' and choose the 'Properties' option.

Step 4
Select the 'Database' tab from 'Properties' and then enable the option 'This database can be overwritten by a restore'. Now, click 'Apply' followed by the 'OK' button to confirm the operation.



Perform the steps 3 and 4 for all the databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above-mentioned steps have been performed, it is recommended to close the ' MS Exchange System Manager' before initiating the restore operation. The restore operation will overwrite the existing databases on the MS Exchange Server. We strongly recommend that you take an offline backup of MS Exchange Server databases that needs to be restored, before initiating the operation.


Follow the below-given steps before initiating the MS Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 Restore operations:
Step 1
Start the MS Exchange Management Console from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010 > Exchange Management Console.

Step 2
Right click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database that you need to restore and choose the 'Dismount Database' option.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



Microsoft Exchange Server 2010



Step 3
Right-click the 'Public Folder' database / 'Mailbox' database and choose the 'Properties' option.

Step 4
Select the 'General' tab for 2007 Exchange Server and 'Maintenance' tab for 2010 Exchange Server from 'Properties' and then enable the option 'This database can be overwritten by a restore'. Next, click 'Apply' followed by the 'OK' button to confirm the operation.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



Microsoft Exchange Server 2010



Perform the steps 3 and 4 for all the databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above mentioned steps have been performed, it is advisable to close the 'Exchange Management Console' before initiating the restore operation. The restore operation will overwrite the existing databases on the MS Exchange Server. We strongly recommend that you to take an offline backup of MS Exchange Server databases that need to be restored, before initiating the operation.


Restoring the MS Exchange Server database using IBackup Professional

Once the databases have been dismounted, login to the IBackup Professional application.

Access the 'Exchange Server Restore' option from the application menu:
Backup-Restore > Exchange Server > Exchange Server Restore.

IBackup Professional provides two options to restore the 'Public Folder Store' and the 'Mailbox Stores' (Storage Groups / Databases) to your MS Exchange Server.


Option 1:

Restore the MS Exchange Server databases from your IBackup Professional account to the MS Exchange Server.

Access the 'Exchange Server Restore' option from the application menu:
Backup-Restore > Exchange Server > Exchange Server Restore.

Step 1
Select the Exchange Backup folder 'IBackupProfExchBackupset' from your IBackup Professional account.

To restore even a single Storage Group or database, you must restore the complete Exchange Backup folder named 'IBackupProfExchBackupset' from your IBackup Professional account.

Step 2
Select a folder on your local computer as a destination to restore the Exchange Backup folder 'IBackupProfExchBackupset'.

Step 3
Click the 'Restore' button available on the 'Restore Wizard Confirmation' screen to initiate the restore operation of the Exchange Backup folder named 'IBackupProfExchBackupset' on your local computer.

Step 4
On restoring the Exchange Backup folder to your local computer, the following 'Exchange Server Restore' screen is displayed. 'Browse' to select a temporary location to hold the MS Exchange Server related files to run the 'Hard Recovery'.



Select the required databases and click the 'Restore' button to initiate the MS Exchange Server restore operation. The restore process (restore from local computer to MS Exchange Server) will take some time (depending upon your restore file size). It is best not to interrupt the operation.

On successful completion of MS Exchange Server restore, the restored databases (the 'Public Folder Store' / 'Mailbox Store') would be automatically mounted.

Option 2

Restore the MS Exchange Server databases backup from your local computer to the MS Exchange Server.

Access the 'Exchange Server Restore' option from the application menu:
Backup-Restore > Exchange Server > Exchange Server Restore.

Step 1
Select the option 'Restore Exchange Server database backup from your 'local computer' to the MS Exchange Server. Click the 'Next ' button to access the 'Exchange Server Restore' screen.

Step 2
'Browse' to select the IBackup Professional Exchange Backup folder named 'IBackupProfExchBackupset' from your local computer (the location where the Exchange Server backup folder 'IBackupProfExchBackupset' was restored earlier from your IBackup Professional account).



Step 3

Browse to select a temporary location to store the MS Exchange Server related files, which are used to run the 'Hard Recovery' during the restore operation.

Step 4
Now, select the required databases and click the 'Restore' button to initiate the MS Exchange Server restore operation. The restore process (from the local computer to the MS Exchange Server) will take some time depending on the size of the file to be restored. It is best not to interrupt the operation.

On successful completion of MS Exchange Server restore, the restored databases (the 'Public Folder Store' / 'Mailbox Store)' would be automatically mounted.