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Exchange 5.5-Public folder restore

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by DMac, Oct 22, 2002.

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  1. DMac

    DMac Thread Starter

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    I am running Exchange server 5.5. A couple of months ago a few public folders were deleted and the now need to be restored. I have regular backups of exchange on tape.
    How would I go about restoring the public folders that have been deleted? Do I need a a dedicated restore server for this?

    Thanks,

    DMAC
     
  2. littlemar

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    You don't need a dedicated backup server to do a restore. It all depends on what back up application you are using. i.e., BackUp Exec. Then the procedure would be to find the correct date needed and the area to be restored, checking it and doing the restore. We usually do a restore at least once a week due to our Engineers constantly deleting the "wrong folder".
     
  3. Rockn

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    You only need a dedicated server if your backup app does not backup individual items like mailboxes in Exchange. You will need a seperate server if you are going to restore Information Stores that are corrupted.

    Public folders can be a pain, but if you want to keep them from deleting them you need to take away that right for the average user. In Exchange you can do this on a folder by folder basis or for each object in a certain public folder.
     
  4. DMac

    DMac Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I'm using backup exec. If i chose the restore public folders option, will it restore over any new folders that have been created since the time of restoration?
     
  5. Firejay

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    It should not unless they are named identically. However, backup before the restore is the right thing to do.
     
  6. Rockn

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    It will only restore them to the point in time that the last backup was done...anything else might be overwritten since they are not actual seperate entities. I am not sure if you can specify which public folder to restore with backup Exec.

    Just looked, it's an all or nothing deal....all public folders is a database and it will overwrite what is currently on there.
     
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