Exchange Server restore

BackupAssist File Protection, File Archiving and System Protection use the Volume Shadow Copy service (VSS) to back up your Exchange Server while it is running. BackupAssist can use these backups to restore your Exchange Server or individual storage groups (EDB databases).

If you have the Exchange Granular add-on, these backups can also be used to perform an Exchange Granular Restore

The following instructions use a System Protection backup as the example.

To restore an Exchange Server or individual storage groups, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Restore tab
  2. The Restore tab has a Home page and a Tools page. The Home page is the default page and the recommended starting point for performing a restore. The Tools page should only be used by experienced users or with the assistance of technical support.

  3. Select Exchange Server
  4. This step starts the guided restore process and will take you to the Exchange Server restore screen. There is a Learn more about Restore link at the bottom of the screen.

  5. Select the backup
  6. The Exchange Server restore screen displays the Exchange Server backups created by this installation of BackupAssist. To select the backup that you want to restore from, click on a backup’s name.

  7. Select the data
  8. When you select the backup that you want to restore from, the Integrated Restore Console will open. Use the console to select the Exchange Server or the Exchange databases that you want to restore.

  9. Select the destination
  10. Use the Integrated Restore Console to select the location that you want to restore the data to. You can also use this step to select other restore options like the data overwrite rules.

  11. Start the restore
  12. When you select the Restore button, the restore process will begin. The Integrated Restore Console will display information about the restore job and provide status updates as the job runs.

  13. Select Done
  14. Once the restore has finished, selecting Done will return you to the main UI.

Your Exchange Server restore has now been completed.