Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Exchange 2010 Mailbox Restore with NetBackup 7.5.6

Today, I needed to restore a mailbox from Exchange 2010 from NetBackup.
Here is the steps I did to get it done:

Create a Recovery Database

Add a storage to the exchange server (e.g. virtual disk to the VM)
Assign a drive letter to this newly created disk in the exchange server (e.g. Z: drive)
Create a folder for the recovery DB (e.g. Z:\Recovery)
Create a folder for the recovery log (e.g. Z:\Recovery\Log)

Run the PowerShell below to create a recovery DB:

New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name recoveryDB -Server exc01 -EdbFilePath ”Z:\Recovery\Mailbox01.edb” -LogFolderPath “Z:\Recovery\Log”

I make the EDB file name exactly the same file name with the original EDB file

On the properties of the recoveryDB, make sure the "This database can be overwritten by a restore" is selected



Restore the Database Backup

From the Netbackup Console, Add the client: File - Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type...
Click on Edit Client List button
Add the client name
Source client for restores: exc01
Destination client for restores: exc01
Policy type for restores: MS-Exchange-Server

Select the date of the backup to be restored


Navigate to the Microsoft Information Store and select both database and log


Click the restore icon
On Microsoft Exchange tab: 
Point-in-Time Recovery (Replay only restored log files)
Commit after last backup set is restored



On General tab:
Restore everything to a different location (maintaining existing structure)
Destination: Microsoft Exchange Database Availability Groups:\dag\Microsoft Information Store\RecoveryDB\

Note: Make sure the Destination is RecoveryDB



Click Start Restore

Mount the Database

Once the restore is completed, mount the RecoveryDB (if not mount automatically)

Create a Recovery Account

Create a recovery account for mailbox (target)
Run the PowerShell to restore the mailbox

Restore-Mailbox -Identity recoveryUser -RecoveryDatabase RecoveryDB -RecoveryMailbox sourceMailboxUser -TargetFolder Recovery

6 comments:

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