Restoring an Exchange Database to a Different Disk location

You can restore a database to a physically different location on disk (that is, a non-Exchange location), with a choice of whether to replay the transaction logs.

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


  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 a restore operation on a different location, select Out of place file location.
    • Without Recovery: Select this check box if you do not want to replay logs after the restore operation.
    • Source DB: For each source database that you have selected to restore, click Browse to select a restore location.
  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