Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange supports the following databases:
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SP2 or SP3
- Microsoft Exchange Online.
Before adding database files, make sure that Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange has access to the ese.dll. See the Initial Configuration Settings section.
To manually add .edb file to the scope, do the following:
- Click Add Store on the Home tab, then select Microsoft Exchange mailbox database, or right-click All Stores in the navigation pane and use the shortcut menu command.
- In the Add Store dialog, click Browse and specify the path to the Microsoft Exchange mailbox store (.edb file).
- Click Browse below and specify the path to the Exchange logs folder.
When using file-level restore to mount the contents of the backup file with the database file to the Veeam Backup server, VM disks are mounted under the C:\veeamflr\<vmname>\<volume n> folder.
Alternatively, you can double-click the necessary Exchange database file to start Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange and add the database automatically. If you mounted the file system of the VM with the database file via FLR, then double-click the file within Veeam Backup Browser, or use Windows Explorer to browse to the necessary database file and double-click it.
If the database is in "dirty state", Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange will display a warning. In this case, you will have to recover the database before adding it.
To recover the database:
- Check the Logs folder field and make sure you have specified the correct folder storing the Exchange database logs.
- Click Recover.
To be able to apply transaction logs to the database for recovery purpose, you will need Write permissions for that database.
- If you know in which database the necessary item or items are located, you will only need to add one database. If you are not sure in which database the item or items are located, or they are scattered across a number of different databases, consider that Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange allows you to add and work with several databases at the same time.
- By default, maximum 64 databases can be added to Veeam Explorer during its session, either automatically or manually. If you need to change this value, then open Veeam Explorer configuration file Config.xml at C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\ExchangeExplorer\, locate the MaxInstances configuration parameter and supply the necessary value (from 1 to 1024), for example:
<Params MaxInstances="128" />
- If the Exchange server VM was hosting more than one database, and you backed up that Exchange server with application-aware processing disabled and then started application item-level restore for it, these databases will all appear in the hierarchy tree in the main Explorer window, having a clock icon near them. This indicator shows that information about these databases was retrieved from VM file system during the mount process (ese.dll is not involved at this stage), and the necessary database will be fully loaded later on, after you select it in the tree.