To restore files to a Microsoft Exchange Server


Open Backup 

The Backup Utility wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.


Click the Advanced Mode link on the Backup Utility wizard.


Click the Restore tab, in Click to select the check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to restore, select the Microsoft Exchange data you want to restore. Click Start Restore.

The Restoring Microsoft Exchange dialog box will appear.


If you are restoring Information Store data, type the name of the server to which you are restoring data in Restore to.


If you designate a server that is different from the original server the data was backed up from, you must also choose Erase all existing data.


Choose any other options you want, and then click OK.


You can use Backup to back up and restore data on either FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS volumes. However, if you have backed up data from an NTFS volume used in Windows XP it is recommended that you restore the data to an NTFS volume used in Windows XP, or you could lose data as well as some file and folder features. Some file systems may not support all features of other file systems. For example, permissions, encrypting file system (EFS) settings, disk quota information, mounted drive information, and Remote Storage information will be lost if you back up data from an NTFS volume used in Windows XP and then restore it to a FAT volume or an NTFS volume used in Windows NT 4.0.


You must be an administrator or a backup operator to restore files and folders. You must also have administrator rights on the Microsoft Exchange Server. For more information on permissions or user rights, see Related Topics.

To start Backup, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup

This procedure and the accompanying notes are applicable to Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and earlier.

When you restore data to a Microsoft Exchange Server, the Information Store service and Directory service are stopped. To start the services after the restore is complete, on the Tools menu, click Microsoft Exchange, click Start Service, select Directory or Information Store, and then click OK.

Related Topics

Permissions and user rights

Update a catalog

Set advanced restore options

Authoritative, primary, and normal restores

Restore files to a Microsoft Exchange Server

Restore files from a file or a tape

Set restore options

Restore System State data

System State data

Restoring files and folders

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