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Restore Exchange 2003 data to different server RRS feed

  • Pertanyaan

  • Can I restore the Exchange 2003 mail storage group to different server recovery storage group and merge the data in different server?

    Rabu, 03 September 2008 03.34

Jawaban

  • Dear customer:

     

    If you experience problems when you restore Exchange databases to the original server, or to the server to which you have restored the original server's configuration, you can restore Exchange databases to a different Exchange server. However, restore Exchange databases to a different server only as a last resort. The Exchange server to which you restore Exchange databases must meet specific criteria. For example, Exchange service packs and hotfixes that you install on the server must match those of the server whose Exchange databases you backed up.

     

    For more information about how to restore Exchange databases to a different server, please refer to the following articles:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;824126

    How to use Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003

     

    Using Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998782.aspx

     

    Hope it helps. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Rock Wang - MSFT

    Rabu, 03 September 2008 07.58
    Moderator
  • Hllo KH Choi,

     

    i attached 1 tested DR Scenario for your refeences.

     

    Here is points of summary recovery steps

     

    1. We confirmed that you have done following:

    - Server A is down.

    - Use script to modify users' attributes which points their mailboxes to Server B.

    - Make sure users are able to logon Server B and they see empty mailboxes.

    - Create RSG on Server B and restore Server A's database into RSG.

     

    2. RSG only checks msExchMailboxGUID and msExchOrigMDB during restore/recovery. So I performed local test below.

    - Perform backup of Server A.

    - Dismount database of Server A.

    - Modify following AD attributes of test users to point their mailboxes to a store of Server B.

    homeMDB

    homeMTA

    msExchHomeServerName

    - OWA logon users' mailboxes, make sure they are empty.

    - Confirm msExchMailboxGUID is not changed.

    - Create an RSG, modify msExchOrigMDB, then restore and mount the store under RSG.

    - When use Recover Mailbox Data wizard to merge data from RSG to Server B's store, I find the destination store still points to Server A.

    - The destination store persists even after restart SA service.

    - After reboot the Server B, the destination store is updated and merge data is also successful.

     

    3. We can see, there are just two key steps here:

    - Modify homeMDB/homeMTA/msExchHomeServerName attributes of Server A users.

    - Modify msExchOrigMDB of the store under RSG.

     

    For step 1, you may do it by script or you are also able to use ADModify.NET tool to modify usersŁľ| attributes bulk.


    4. Here is the brief steps for ADModify.NET:

    - Logon with Domain Admin/Exchange admin rights.

    - Run ADModify.exe.

    - Click "Modify Attributes".

    - Type domain name and DC name then click the green arrow.

    - You may choose users from the tree lists in the left pane or use "Custom LDAP Query" functions to find those users.

    - Click "Add to List ->" to add those users to the right pane.

    - Select multiple users you want to modify in the right pane, then click "Next >>".

    - Now you are able to modify selected users' attributes. On "Custom" tab, you may choose to modify any attribute.

    - Click "Go!" to apply changes.

    Jumat, 05 September 2008 04.17

Semua Balasan

  • Dear customer:

     

    If you experience problems when you restore Exchange databases to the original server, or to the server to which you have restored the original server's configuration, you can restore Exchange databases to a different Exchange server. However, restore Exchange databases to a different server only as a last resort. The Exchange server to which you restore Exchange databases must meet specific criteria. For example, Exchange service packs and hotfixes that you install on the server must match those of the server whose Exchange databases you backed up.

     

    For more information about how to restore Exchange databases to a different server, please refer to the following articles:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;824126

    How to use Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003

     

    Using Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998782.aspx

     

    Hope it helps. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Rock Wang - MSFT

    Rabu, 03 September 2008 07.58
    Moderator
  • Hllo KH Choi,

     

    i attached 1 tested DR Scenario for your refeences.

     

    Here is points of summary recovery steps

     

    1. We confirmed that you have done following:

    - Server A is down.

    - Use script to modify users' attributes which points their mailboxes to Server B.

    - Make sure users are able to logon Server B and they see empty mailboxes.

    - Create RSG on Server B and restore Server A's database into RSG.

     

    2. RSG only checks msExchMailboxGUID and msExchOrigMDB during restore/recovery. So I performed local test below.

    - Perform backup of Server A.

    - Dismount database of Server A.

    - Modify following AD attributes of test users to point their mailboxes to a store of Server B.

    homeMDB

    homeMTA

    msExchHomeServerName

    - OWA logon users' mailboxes, make sure they are empty.

    - Confirm msExchMailboxGUID is not changed.

    - Create an RSG, modify msExchOrigMDB, then restore and mount the store under RSG.

    - When use Recover Mailbox Data wizard to merge data from RSG to Server B's store, I find the destination store still points to Server A.

    - The destination store persists even after restart SA service.

    - After reboot the Server B, the destination store is updated and merge data is also successful.

     

    3. We can see, there are just two key steps here:

    - Modify homeMDB/homeMTA/msExchHomeServerName attributes of Server A users.

    - Modify msExchOrigMDB of the store under RSG.

     

    For step 1, you may do it by script or you are also able to use ADModify.NET tool to modify usersŁľ| attributes bulk.


    4. Here is the brief steps for ADModify.NET:

    - Logon with Domain Admin/Exchange admin rights.

    - Run ADModify.exe.

    - Click "Modify Attributes".

    - Type domain name and DC name then click the green arrow.

    - You may choose users from the tree lists in the left pane or use "Custom LDAP Query" functions to find those users.

    - Click "Add to List ->" to add those users to the right pane.

    - Select multiple users you want to modify in the right pane, then click "Next >>".

    - Now you are able to modify selected users' attributes. On "Custom" tab, you may choose to modify any attribute.

    - Click "Go!" to apply changes.

    Jumat, 05 September 2008 04.17