Restoring an Exchange Database to the Same Location

By default, the database that you selected to restore is restored to the same client from which it was backed up.

Note: You can perform the restore operation on a default subclient or a user-defined subclient that has already been backed up at least once.

Before You Begin

  • Make sure that the database that you want to restore is dismounted and marked for overwrite.
  • Suspend the Database copy so that replication does not occur during the restore.
  • Exchange databases can only be restored to the same version of Exchange from which the database was backed up. For example, you cannot restore an Exchange 2013 database to an Exchange 2010 server.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Solutions > Apps > Exchange.

    The Exchange servers page appears

  2. Click an Exchange server.

    The selected Exchange server page appears.

  3. In the Agents section, click Exchange Database.

    The Exchange Database page appears.

  4. From the Subclients section, follow any one of these methods to perform a restore operation:
    • In the Actions column for the subclient, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore database.
    • Click a subclient that you want to restore, and then, on the subclient page, click Restore database.

    The Backup content page appears.

  5. Click Microsoft Information Store.
  6. From the upper-right of the page, select a backup to restore.
    • To use the most recent backup, click Show latest backups.
    • To use a backup from a specific date, click Show backups as of a specific date, select a date, and then select the backup.
    • To use a backup from a date range, click Show backups for a date range, select a date range, and then select the backup.
  7. Select one or more databases that you want to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  8. Specify how you want to restore the data:
    • Destination host: Select a location to restore data on the destination server.
    • Restore to: To perform an in-place restore, select Same database.
  9. Click Submit.


A restore job is created. You can monitor the job progress, kill the job, or suspend the job. For information about monitoring all the jobs in the Admin Console environment, see Jobs.

Last modified: 6/7/2018 5:14:07 AM