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Recovering Messages from an Exchange Database (Live Browse)

You can recover individual messages from an Exchange database backup. The messages are recovered as PST files.

The method that you use to recover messages depends on how you performed the backup job. Most of the message recovery methods can be performed without restoring the entire database first.

Backup Method

Recovery Method

Reference

Any backup type

If you must restore data from an offline, copy, restore the Exchange database out of place, and then recover the messages using the Recover Messages From Offline Database option.

Restoring an Exchange Database Out of Place to a Different Disk Location

Recovering Messages from an Offline Exchange Database

IntelliSnap backup using the Exchange Database Agent.

Recover messages from an Exchange database backup job.

Recover Messages from an Exchange Database IntelliSnap Backup

Block-level backup using the Exchange Database Agent.

Recover messages from an Exchange database block-level backup.

Note: This method is only available for VSS backups.

Configuring Block-Level Backup for Exchange Databases

Recover Messages from an Exchange Database Block-Level Backup

Application-aware backup job (Virtual Server Agent).

Recover messages from an application-aware backup.

VSS backups and IntelliSnap backups

Application-Aware Backups for Microsoft Exchange

Notes:

  • For Exchange 2019, in place restore operations are performed with EWS (Exchange Web Services).
  • Windows 2019 core edition is not supported for Live Browse.
  • You can use this recovery method for Public Folder databases for Exchange 2013 or later. If you want to restore messages from Public Folder databases for Exchange 2010 or earlier, use the Exchange Offline Mining Tool.
  • You cannot browse the data from the tape copies.

Last modified: 10/9/2019 3:37:03 AM