This KB article documents the procedure for restoring Exchange 2007 application items using a Surebackup job with export to PST.
Please note that as of April 2017, Microsoft no longer supports Exchange 2007. As such, steps 7 and 8 of this process are no longer supported by Veeam Technical Support.
- Veeam Backup & Replication must have an Enterprise or Enterprise Plus license to perform this restore.
- On the proxy tab: Put the production NIC of the Virtual lab on the same network as the Veeam server, and either use DHCP if available in your environment or assign it an unused production IP.
- On the networking tab: You will want to use "Advanced Single Host".
- You'll want to configure the internal NIC in the "Network Settings" tab with the same IP address as the production default gateway on the network that the mailbox server and domain controller are connected to.
Add to it the following servers in the order listed here:
• Domain Controller w/ Global Catalog role
• Exchange Mailbox server
• Exchange CAS server (if separate).
Note: In the application group settings, enable the "Domain Controller" role for the DC and remove all test scripts.
For the Exchange server, leave all roles unchecked. Disable the IP boot verification tests on all servers in the application group, and set the application initialization timeout for all servers other than the DC to 0 seconds.
3. Create a Surebackup job.
• On the Application Group tab, enable the “Keep the application group running once the job completes” option.
• Do not configure any Linked Jobs
4. Run the Surebackup job.
5. Wait for the job to report that all VMs in the SureBackup job are “Started”
6. Ensure Exchange Services are running.
7. Make sure Outlook is installed on the CAS server.
The export-mailbox cmdlet that will be run later requires it.
8. Launch the Exchange Management Console PowerShell window run the following command to export the desired mailbox as a .pst file
- export-mailbox –id ‘John Doe’ -PSTFolderPath z:\John.Doe.pst
If the Exchange restore point is older and the DC is brought up from a newer restore point, the trust relationship might be broken. If this is the case, you’ll need to log into the Exchange server as a local account, remove it from the domain, reboot, re-add it to the domain, reboot again, and from there you may continue with the restore process.