How to Restore Exchange Server 2013 Database – Part 2

In first part we have successfully backed up Exchange Server 2013 Database. In this blog we will be performing restore.

Lets see what options we have to select, so that the restore is successful with zero errors.


Figure 1.1 : Windows Server Backup (Apps)

In figure 1.1 we will be selecting Recover.


Figure 1.2 : Getting Started


Figure 1.3 : Select Backup Date

In figure 1.3 Dates shown in BOLD is the backup available dates. And also Status should show “Available Online”.


Figure 1.4 : Select Recovery Type


Figure 1.5 : Select Items to Recover

In figure 1.5 you can either select the entire data to restore as per your choice or you can select “Mailbox” itself. that will restore the entire mailbox database.

Note : Ensure that the restore destination has enough room to restore the backup.


Figure 1.6 : Specify Recovery Options

In figure 1.6 I have selected alternate location. Since the original location is online database.


Figure 1.7 : Confirmation


Figure 1.8 : Recovery Progress


Figure 1.9 : Completed


Figure 1.10 : Restored Data files and log files

Now that we have data restored successfully. We can get the health of the data files and restore them either to production or recovery database.


Happy Learning


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7 Responses to How to Restore Exchange Server 2013 Database – Part 2

  1. Charles Derber says:

    Both parts are good & informative 🙂

  2. Sunder says:

    Thank You Charles

  3. satheshwaran Manoharan says:

    Great Post ! Thank you

  4. Sunder says:

    Thank You Satheshwaran

  5. Kahrann says:

    Thank you for this site, it really helped me out.
    Is it possible to make a mail level backup as well?

  6. Kahrann says:

    Thank you for the site, it really has helped me out.
    Is there any way restoring 1 mail?
    Or do I need to restore the whole inbox for the customer?

  7. Sunder says:

    @ Kahrann

    Unfortunately that option is not available on Windows Server Backup.

    If you are looking for bricklevel backup then you have to opt for third party solution.

    Hope that answers your query.