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MS Exchange Server


Dismount Mailbox Store/Database and change Mailbox Database properties

For MS Exchange 2010:

  1. Start the MS Exchange Management Console from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  2. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database that needs to be restore and choose the 'Dismount Database' option.
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  4. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database and choose the 'Properties' option.
  5. Select the 'Maintenance' tab 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.
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  7. Perform steps ‘c’ and ‘d’, listed above for all databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above-mentioned steps are executed, close the 'Exchange Management Console' before initiating the restore operation.

For MS Exchange 2007:

  1. Start the MS Exchange Management Console from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007> Exchange Management Console.
  2. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database that needs to be restore and choose the 'Dismount Database' option.
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  4. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database and choose the 'Properties' option.
  5. Select the 'General' tab 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.
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  7. Perform steps ‘c’ and ‘d’, listed above for all databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above-mentioned steps are executed, close the 'Exchange Management Console' before initiating the restore operation.

For MS Exchange Server 2000 and 2003

  1. Start the MS Exchange System Manager from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange > System Manager.
  2. Right click the 'Public Folder' store / 'Mailbox' store that needs to be restored and choose the 'Dismount Store' option.
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  4. Right-click the 'Public Folder' store/ 'Mailbox' store and choose the 'Properties' option.
  5. Click the 'Database' tab from 'Properties', enable the option 'This database can be overwritten by a restore', click 'Apply' followed by 'OK' to confirm the operation.
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Perform the steps ‘c’ and ‘d’, listed above for all the databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above-mentioned steps have been executed, close the 'MS Exchange System Manager' before initiating the restore operation.