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Exploring Backups

Each backup job that ran successfully creates a restore point with the state of the mailbox database as per job configuration. To explore the content of the backup(s) created and stored in the repository by successful runs of the backup jobs, use the Explore command from the ribbon menu.

Exploring Backups 

Depending on what entity you select, this command will automatically launch Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange and add the corresponding database(s) to its scope:

  • Backup job - Veeam Explorer will add to its scope only the backup of mailbox database created by this job.
  • Organization - Veeam Explorer will add to its scope the backups of mailbox database created by all job configured for this organization.
  • All organizations in the scope (if you select the root node in the navigation tree) - Veeam Explorer will add to its scope the backups of mailbox databases created by all jobs in all organizations.

Be sure to select the necessary restore point - you will then be able to explore and restore the mailbox items to the state as of that moment. For that, use appropriate command option: Explore latest state of <date_time> or Explore point-in-time state.

  • Explore latest state - use this command to launch Veeam Explorer for the latest restore point.
  • Explore point in time - use this command to launch Veeam Explorer for the point in time of your choice. Use the calendar control to select from the successfully created restore point (these dates will be highlighted). If multiple restore points were created on an individual day, use the drop-down list to pick the time you need.

Exploring Backups 

You can also select the following options to be used when opening the database in Veeam Explorer:

  • Show items that have been deleted by user (by the moment when selected restore point was created).
  • Show all versions of items that have been modified by user (by the moment when selected restore point was created).

Exploring Backups 

To display that historic data, Veeam will use other restore points from the repository. Note that if items had been deleted (or modified) prior to the initial backup job run, no historic data will be available.

Consider that enabling these options may significantly increase the amount of data returned by queries.

Important!

If Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange are deployed on different machines, then to open a 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 product scope. See the Adding Databases to Scope Manually section for details.

Automatic addition of an .ADB database to 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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Restoring Organization Mailbox Data

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