Restore MS Exchange

Now we will tell how to restore MS Exchange with Managed Backup.

Restore MS Exchange Database

It takes you two simple steps to restore MS Exchange: download Exchange database and log files from the cloud storage and replace current Exchange files with the restored files. Let's look at entire restoring process step by step.

Step 1. Run your MBS Agent and log in with email and password of the user account you want to restore files from.

Step 2. Click on the "Restore" icon.

It takes you two simple steps to restore MS Exchange: download Exchange database and log files from the cloud storage and replace current Exchange files with the restored files. Let's look at entire restoring process step by step.

Step 3. Select an account and database(-s) to restore.

Step 4. Select a location to restore Exchange files and perform a restore with desirable settings.

NOTE: You can't restore to original location within the wizard, you will need to dismount your current database (if any) and replace Exchange files with restored files.

Step 5. Specify other options to restore (encryption, notification etc.) if necessary.

Step 6. Run the restore plan...

Step 7. Restore complete. The next step is going to be outside Managed Backup. Launch the Exchange Management Console.

Step 8. Using Exchange Management Console dismount the database(-s) you would like to restore.

Step 9. Locate the log files (see Log Folder Path) and the .edb database file (see Database File Path).

Step 10. Move them to another location (or delete if you no longer need them).

Step 11. Open the folder with the files you have restored and copy these files to the original folders ("Database File Path" for .edb file and "Log Folder Path" for the logs).

Step 12. Mount the Exchange database.

Item-level Restore (mails, calendars)

Starting from version 5.2, Managed Backup improves support for Microsoft Exchange. Formerly, you were somewhat limited when it comes to restoring your Exchange files. To wit, you could only restore complete EDB files and logs from the Exchange server, which is sufficient for essential tasks; however, many professionals found it to be deficient. Well, no longer! In this article we explain how to perform item-lever Microsoft Exchange restore.

Currently, the item-level restore feature is available as BETA for the following Microsoft Exchange Server versions are supported:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2019

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 item-level support is fully functional.

To enable the feature, you must make a new full backup of the Exchange database. It is due to significant changes in the backup format. Having done that, run Backup Agnet for Windows 5.2 or later. Under Backup Storage locate your database. Right-click on it and click Item-Level restore.

A pop-up window will appear and ask you if you wish to apply logs. Roughly speaking, it would add information from the logs to the database and subsequently remove unnecessary logs.

A newly appeared window is the Microsoft Exchange item-level restore assistant. On the left you can see a file structure of your mailboxes, emails, calendar events, contacts, etc. Select the files you want to restore.

Right-click on them and click Restore.

Now enter your Microsoft Exchange credentials and click OK.