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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. Recovering Messages from Exchange Database IntelliSnap Backups
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

Recovering 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

Note: You can use Live Browse only with mailbox databases. If you want to restore messages from Public Folder databases, use the Exchange Offline Mining Tool.