Restore Exchange to earlier backup delete recent messages in Outlook?

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Our Exchange 2003 server recently died and our latest working backup is several months old. We would like to restore to this backup to preserve the contacts and company public folders but we are concerned that doing so will wipe out all the recent messages and appointments in the Outlook clients when they connect. Will the server wipe out the recent messages on the clients, or will it repopulate the database with the more recent messages, or just ignore the recent messages in the clients' all together?

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If your users are connecting and downloading to a pst, there will not be a problem. (If they are connecting by a MAPI connection then they would not be able to access current messages anyway because the Exchange server is not available.)

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What I would recommend if you can retrieve the latest Exchange files and purchase Ontrack Exchange Recovery, you can easily retrieve all the mail objects (e-mail, calendar, tasks, contacts, etc) with this utility.

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  • Moto
    You should look at the Storage Recovery center in Exchange System Manager. I know you can use it to recovery deleted items. I have done this. This will not effect your database. Once you have the database recovered, you can use Exmerge to copy the mailbox(es) to a pst or to a pst then to the production mailbox(es). You will not be able to recover the public folders using the Storage recovery center.
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  • Krashcontrol
    As you are using Exchange 2003, you can use Exchange Recovery Storage Groups. I've used this several times and it's actually brilliant. Have a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126 Just make sure you read it properly :-). I am not sure if the other poster (moto) was referring to the same thing, though I am pretty certain he/she is referring to Exchange 2007 where the process is quite different but actually simpler (once you understand it).
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  • Genderhayes

    Soft Delete Type: Happens when a message is deleted by pressing the delete key and goes to Deleted Items folder.hard delete Type: Happens when a message is deleted by pressing the shift and delete keys and it is automatically removed.

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