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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook by Peter De Tender, Michael Van Horenbeeck

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Restoring an Exchange Server Database

Now, you know how to configure a backup job and verify that backups are indeed completed successfully, we can go to the next step, which includes executing the restore of an Exchange database.

Getting ready

In order to complete the following steps, you must have taken a backup following our preceding example.

How to do it...

Before technically explaining how a restore process is working, we need to draw your attention to the possible methodologies of restoring.

Exchange 2013 allows for two ways of restoring a full database:

  • Restore to original location, thereby overwriting existing database
  • Restore to alternate location, to allow for mounting into a recovery database

Performing a full Exchange 2013 database restore ...

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