Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Microsoft Exchange 2003

Dismount the database

Logon to the Exchange server

Go to the Exchange System Manager: Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange, System Manager.

Expand the console tree to display the required Storage group: Servers > Server Name > Storage Group Name

Right-click on the required database and Dismount Store

Make a copy of the current database

In line with best practice we suggest making a copy of the current database and logs before proceeding.

Navigate to the database file path (for example C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group) then copy to a temporary location.

Restore the database

In the Backup Manager either Restore the data to the original location or select a different destination.

Where an alternative destination was selected the data must be copied from there to the database file path (for example C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group).

Once the restore has successfully completed:

Mount the database

Open the Exchange System Manager: Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange, System Manager.

Expand the console tree to display the required Storage group: Servers > Server Name > Storage Group Name

Right-click on the required database and Mount Store

Further information on this process is available in the IASO article Exchange backup and restore

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