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exchange information store question

Level 3
My question is, is there any way to protect my priv.edb from being accidentally overwritten by a restore?

For example, I want to do a mailbox restore so I want to restore my priv.edb to a restore exchange server, but accidentally do not select "redirect exchange sets" - this would start restoring back to my production server and take the information store down once it starts overwriting my production information store.

I am running Exchange 5.5 (for a few more months) and am wondering if this is possible! - if you have tips for Exchange 2003, that would be helpful for the future too. Thanks!

Level 6
Hi Brian,

Do you want to only backup the priv.edb? It is advisable to backup the whole information store as all the databases are stored there.

In order to restore also you need to dismount the database first and then check the "This database can be overwritten by a restore" Option in Exchange.


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