Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Microsoft Exchange 2007

Dismount the database

Logon to the Exchange server

Go to the Exchange Management Console : Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange Server, Exchange Management Console

In the console tree, expand Servers, Mailbox

In the result pane select the server containing the database.

In the work pane choose the database to dismount

In the action pane click Dismount Database.

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

Go to the Exchange Management Console

In the console tree, expand Servers, Mailbox

In the result pane select the server the database is to be mounted on

In the work pane choose the database to mount

In the action pane click Mount Database

Verify the Status column has changed from Dismounted to Mounted

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

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