When you run the Microsoft Exchange Item Level Restore wizard, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically extracts a Microsoft Exchange database (an EDB file) from the storage snapshot and opens it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange.
As part of this procedure, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following steps:
- Veeam Backup & Replication creates a clone/virtual copy of the storage snapshot and mounts the clone/virtual copy to an ESXi host.
- Veeam Backup & Replication accesses the configuration file of the virtualized Microsoft Exchange server (VMX) on the snapshot clone/virtual copy and uses this configuration file to register a temporary VM on the ESXi host.
- Veeam Backup & Replication mounts disks of the Microsoft Exchange server to the temporary VM.
- Veeam Backup & Replication scans the Microsoft Exchange Event log to locate the EDB file and ese.dll file on mounted disks. The ese.dll file is required for configuring Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange.
- Veeam Backup & Replication opens the EDB file in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, and you can browse it to find necessary items.
Before you restore Microsoft Exchange objects from a storage snapshot, check prerequisites. Then use the Microsoft Exchange Item Level Restore wizard to restore the Microsoft Exchange database.