You can use the defaults for all Exchange restore jobs, or you can choose your own defaults. You can also change the defaults for any specific restore job.
The requirements and procedures for restoring Exchange data vary depending on the backup strategy you used. Before you restore Exchange data, you should review the required configuration and tasks.
See Requirements for restoring Exchange 2000, 2003, and 2007.
You can restore Exchange data in the following ways:
Use the recovery storage group to recover data from an older backup copy of the store without disturbing client access to current data.
See About restoring Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 data using the recovery storage group.
Restore Exchange data from snapshot backups.
Restore the Exchange database from continuous protection backup sets and restoring individual mail messages and folders.
See Restoring Exchange data from continuous protection backups.
Restore individual Exchange items from a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).
See Recommended devices for backups that use Granular Recovery Technology.
Restore Exchange mailboxes and folders from a backup that is separate from the Information Store backup.
See About restoring Exchange mailboxes and public folders from mailbox backups.
Restore individual Exchange public folder messages from tape.
See Restoring individual Exchange public folder messages from tape by duplicating backup sets to disk.
Configure a restore job for Exchange data.
Restore Exchange data to a server other than the one from which it was backed up.