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Restore MS Exchange Server data

Restore your entire email server in case of any corruption, hardware failure,deletion or disaster

To restore your MS Exchange Server,

  1. Dismount the mailbox store/database and change mailbox database properties.
    Steps to dismount database and change mailbox database properties on MS Exchange Server 2013/2016:
    1. Open Exchange Control Panel and select the 'databases' in Exchange Admin Center.
    2. Select the 'Mailbox' database from 'servers' that needs to be restored and choose the 'Dismount database' from the 'More' option.
    3. Double-click the Mailbox database and choose the 'maintenance' tab from 'Properties' window.
    4. Select the 'This database can be overwritten by a restore' option and click the 'save' button.

      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 Control Panel' before initiating the restore operation.

      View steps to dismount Store/Database and change mailbox database properties on MS Exchange Server 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000

  2. Once the databases have been dismounted, login to the IBackup application and click the ‘Restore’ tab.
  3. Locate and select the ‘IBackupExchBackupset’ folder in your IBackup account.
  4. Click the 'Restore Now' button, to restore the ‘IBackupExchBackupset ' folder to the local computer.
    Note: The 'IBackupExchBackupset' folder selected for restore should be in the same path as it was while performing the backup operation.
  5. Once the folder has been successfully restored, click the ‘Server Backup’ tab.
  6. Under MS Exchange Server section, click 'Restore'.
  7. The ‘Exchange Server backup/restore’ screen is displayed.
  8. Browse and select the 'IBackupExchBackupset' folder from your local computer (the location where the folder was restored earlier from your IBackup account).
  9. Click the 'Restore' button.
    Note:
    1. It is advisable that a qualified database administrator carries out the data restore.
    2. The restore operation overwrites the existing databases on the MS Exchange Server.
    3. Before initiating the restore operation, do take an offline backup of MS Exchange Server databases that need to be restored.
    4. Do not interrupt the operation during the process.
    5. On completion of MS Exchange Server restore, the restored databases (the 'Public Folder' store/ 'Mailbox' stores) are automatically mounted.


View the steps to backup MS Exchange Server.