Using the Microsoft Exchange Item Level Restore Wizard

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:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication creates a clone/virtual copy of the storage snapshot and mounts the clone/virtual copy to an ESXi host.
  2. 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.
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication mounts disks of the Microsoft Exchange server to the temporary VM.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  1. Launch the Microsoft Exchange Item Level Restore wizard
  2. Select a VM
  3. Select a restore point
  4. Select an ESXi host for snapshot mounting
  5. Specify a restore reason
  6. Open the EDB file in Veeam Explorer for Exchange
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