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Exploring Backups Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

To launch Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange having mailbox databases automatically added to the application scope, click Explore in the Veeam Backup For Microsoft Office 365 ribbon menu. Depending on what object you have selected in the navigation pane, this command will automatically launch Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange and add the corresponding database(s) to the application scope. There are following objects on which you can invoke Explore:

  • Backup job. Only the backup of mailbox database(s) created by this job will be added to the  Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange scope.
  • Organization. Only the backups of mailbox database(s) created by all job configured for this organization will be added to the Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange scope .
  • All organizations in the scope (i.e. selecting the root node in the navigation tree). Only the backups of mailbox databases created by all jobs in all organizations will be added to the Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange scope.

Exploring Backups Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange 

When selecting Explore point-in-time state..., the Explore Backup window will be opened where you can select to Use latest available state or Use the following restore point. When using latter option, you can select required date using calendar control. You can also select Show items that have been deleted by user and/or Show all versions of items that have been modified by user checkboxes. Consider, however, that enabling these options may significantly increase the amount of data returned by queries. To display the historic data, Veeam will use other restore points from the repository. If items had been deleted (or modified) by the user prior to the initial backup job run, no historic data will be available.

Exploring Backups Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange 

Click Finish to launch Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange. The figure below demonstrates Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange console being automatically opened and having a particular store added from the backup.

Exploring Backups Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange 

Important!

If Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange are deployed on different machines, then to open database (.ADB file) from the repository, you should first launch Veeam Explorer for Exchange and then connect to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server. The database will be automatically added to the application scope. See the Adding Databases to the Scope Manually section for details. Automatic addition of an .ADB database to the Veeam Explorer scope, initiated from Veeam Backup for Office 365 will work only if you have both components deployed on the same machine. Otherwise, you will receive an error message.

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