Effortlessly restore Exchange mailboxes and granular items directly from backup.

What used to be a cumbersome process taking hours, is now elegant, graceful and just a few clicks away. Happy users, happy administrators.

Now there’s no need to restore the entire Exchange Server when all you need back is a single email, contact, note or mailbox. Thanks to our Exchange Granular Recovery tool, simply select and restore only the things you need – saving you time and money.

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BackupAssist Classic already provides, out of the box:

  • Full Exchange Server disaster recovery. Restore your entire Exchange Server and configuration settings from any BackupAssist backup.
  • Individual Exchange Server database disaster recovery. Restore an Exchange Database from any BackupAssist backup.
However:
  • Restoring individual items requires restoring the entire Exchange server or database, then extracting the desired items.
  • This is time consuming and labor intensive.

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Additional capabilities with Exchange Granular Restore:
  • Extract data directly from the backup.
  • Browse and search for items.
  • Select emails, email attachments, notes, calendar items, contacts or mailboxes for restore.
  • Restore directly to a running Exchange Server, or export to PST file.
  • Works if Exchange is running in a Hyper-V Guest, or a physical machine.
  • This add-on pays for itself from the very first time you use it.

This add-on applies to:

  • An Exchange Server running on-premises - either on physical hardware or as a Hyper-V guest.
  • Backups that have been performed with BackupAssist’s drive imaging, or file backup engines.

What's in it for you

Effortlessly handle these common data loss / data recovery scenarios:
A user accidentally deleted some emails or contacts.
A technical malfunction wiped out a user’s mailbox.
An attachment got corrupted.
You’re in a legal dispute and key evidence is locked away in emails.
You are served with a subpoena and need to produce evidence, which may date back years.
You need to retrieve your contact list from 10 years ago
And do it really, really fast:
No need to restore entire Exchange databases.
Simply mount any EDB file from any backup, and extract the data directly – only what you need.

An Exchange granular recovery used to take hours to achieve. Now it’s 3 minutes.

How it works

  • engine Under the Hood

The Exchange Granular Add-on handles the heavy lifting.

Opens EDB files directly

All Exchange Servers store their back-end databases as an “EDB” file.

The key technology that makes the granular restore possible is opening and reading the EDB file directly.

Thanks to our technologies working in harmony, we will transparently open the backup file and then the EDB file inside the backup, without modifying the backup in any way.

Integrates into the Restore Console

Our restore console will:

  • Help you navigate to the appropriate backup from which you want to restore.
  • If needed, prompt you to connect or insert that backup (in case of removable drives)
  • Automatically mount the backup files, locate the EDB for you.
  • What you see:

It’s easy to recover mailboxes, emails, contacts, notes, and items.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If you are running Exchange Server within a Hyper-V guest, you can use the Exchange Granular add-on with the Hyper-V Advanced add-on to do granular exchange item restore directly without restoring the entire guest VM.

Install this on your host machine.

This particular add-on does not work for cloud-based services – it works for an on-premise Exchange server, where you have access to the EDB file.

However, BackupAssist offers a different solution to back up cloud-based email services. It’s BackupAssist 365, and it can back up data in 3 different scenarios:

  1. Office 365 or Exchange Online – hosted by Microsoft

  2. Hosted Exchange – hosted by 3rd parties

  3. Your own Exchange server, accessible via the Internet or via the LAN

It will allow you to download and store individual mailbox items into a local PST file, for fast and easy restores. We recommend this solution when you want to protect mailboxes on remote servers.

No, it is only available as an add-on to BackupAssist Classic.