Windows 2008 r2 backup utility fails to restore exchange 2010 database

  • Thread starter Anand_N
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I get the following error when trying to restore : Preparing the component for recovery failed. The specified component was not part of the backup.
(The components being referred to I suppose are the exchange databases). However I backed up the entire c:\ volume where the databases are
stored, and the backup job provided no errors. Restore process fails.


Ok so when I moved the mailbox databases from the c:\ to the e:\, the restore process worked and I didn't get the error.
But I realize that I was only able to recover mailboxes when I used the recovery database in exchange 2010. Recovering
to original location did not work although it did not generate any errors.