In some cases, you may need to add a mailbox database to the Veeam Explorer manually. For example, this method can be used if you perform the file-level restore of your Veeam Backup for Office 365 server and then use Veeam Backup Browser to obtain database files, if you have a Veeam ZIP file, or if your mail data is backed up by Veeam Backup for Office 365 on the service provider side, or in other cases.
Note that Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange supports only database files from Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SP2 or SP3, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
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You can connect to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server, and all databases from the repository that stores Microsoft Office 365 Organization mail data backup will be added to Veeam Explorer scope. For that, do the following:
- In Veeam Explorer, click Add Store >Veeam Backup for Office 365 server on the Home tab, or right-click All Stores in the navigation pane and select the corresponding shortcut menu command:
- In the application launcher, specify connection settings for the machine where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 works: provide server name or IP address, service port number (default is 9194) and the user account that be used to access that server. You can select to Use Windows credentials if current account has sufficient permissions, that is, local administrative rights on the target machine.
- After you click Connect, Veeam Explorer will connect to the specified server, and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will provide the latest state of backed up databases. Their content will be displayed in Veeam Explorer under the node with the corresponding organization name.
If you have Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange deployed on different machines, then you can explore backed up Exchange Online databases only if you add them to scope, opening Veeam Explorer first and then connecting to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server.
You can also manually add a Microsoft Exchange database file (.EDB) to the Veeam Explorer, for example, if you have an on-premises or hybrid Exchange deployment. For that, do the following:
- Click Add Store > Microsoft Exchange mailbox database on the Home tab, or right-click All Stores in the navigation pane and select the corresponding shortcut menu command.
- Specify a path to the .EDB file and a path to Exchange logs folder, or click Browse to navigate to the files.
- Click the Open button.
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 damaged database, transaction logs will be required - log replay will bring the database to the clear state. For that:
- Check the Logs folder field and make sure you have specified the correct folder storing the logs.
- Click Recover.
To be able to apply transaction logs to the database for recovery purpose, the current account will need Write permissions for the database file.
Removing a Database
To remove a database from the Veeam Explorer scope, select the database in the navigation pane and click Remove Store on the toolbar, or right-click the database name and select Remove Store.