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Veeam Explorer for Exchange

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Veeam Explorer for Exchange is a built-in tool that allows you to browse Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 database files and restore necessary items, such as mailboxes, folders, messages, tasks, contacts and so on.

Instead of fully restoring and starting the VM with the Microsoft Exchange Server, you can use Veeam Backup & Replication capabilities to extract the necessary Microsoft Exchange database from the backup file and then use Veeam Explorer for Exchange to browse and restore individual items. Restore options include:

Exporting mailbox folders and items as Personal Folder Files (.pst)

Saving mailbox items as Microsoft Exchange Mail Documents (.msg)

Sending mailbox items as attachments via email

Restoring mailbox folders and items into their original location (available only with Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Edition)

Typically, Veeam Explorer for Exchange is installed together with Veeam backup server during its setup; however, if necessary, it can be installed independently.


Consider that Veeam Explorer for Exchange requires full access to Microsoft Exchange database files for item recovery. This level of access is usually granted to a very limited number of employees within the organization. If you would like to allow less privileged users to perform recovery of Microsoft Exchange items from backups, you can use the Application-Item Recovery (AIR) wizard for Microsoft Exchange.

For details, refer to Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide at

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