Exchange restores of previous version after migration to 2010 / Keep server or specific tool ?

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Hi

As with each migration of exchange comes the problem of restoring the previous systems' from backup. Once your users will have been migrated to 2010, how to recover mails from 1 month, one year ago or more ?

The Official guidance for this is to keep one server with a previous version of exchange. However, I've seen that there are tools (the one i saw was from Ontrack) that allow the restore to a simple file server then mount and extract the data from there.

Are there people here using those tools and if so with which backup solutions ? (we use Netbackup 6.5). Is the backup process the same or are there caveats to the use of those tools ?

Thanks in advance

bruno

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I would use the builtin export-mailbox commandlet to keep an old copy, that is easy to restore..

For Exchange 2007, Requires a 32 bit Outlook 2007 installed on the computer

Get-Mailbox | Add-MailboxPermission -User 'CONTOSO\Domain Admins' -AccessRights 'FullAccess'
Get-Mailbox | ForEach-Object {export-mailbox $_.Alias -PSTFolderPath \\backupserver\Backup\Exchange_Mail_Backup -Confirm:$false}

For exchange 2010, Recuires a 64 bit outlook 2010 installed on the computer
#Adding Exchange Snap In to execute Exchange CmdLets in this script
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010
get-mailbox | Export-Mailbox -PSTFolderPath D:\Exchange_Mail_Backup -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue

/jonas
 
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