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In Macrium Reflect Server Plus you can use Granular Recovery to restore individual emails from a backup of Microsoft Exchange. This is useful if your backup contains some vital emails or attachments, but you don't want to have to restore the whole MS Exchange server in order to access them.

Granular Recovery can restore emails, appointments, contacts, journal entries, notes, and tasks in the same way.

Before you begin:

For Granular Recovery to function on Exchange 2010 or earlier, Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO must be installed on the server. These are present by default on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. For Exchange 2007 or 2010, they can be downloaded from the following link:

To restore an email using Granular Recovery, the edition of Microsoft Exchange running on the target server must be the same as the original server. An email backed up on a server running Exchange Server 2013, for example, can be restored onto other servers running Exchange 2013, but not to a server running Exchange 2016.

Note: A mailbox needs to exist on the target server, with the same name as the original mailbox.

The user running Macrium Reflect must have full access permissions for the mailbox being restored to. 

  1. In Existing Backups, select Exchange.

  2. Select Exchange Granular Recovery.

    The Exchange Granular Recovery dialog appears.

  3. Select the required message store/database to restore from and click Next.

  4. Click on a folder to open it.

  5. Use the filter options to filter the email list by Subject, Body Text, Sender, Recipient, or between dates

  6. Use the checkboxes to select individual emails to restore, or use the Select All checkbox in the table header to select all the displayed emails.

  7. When you have made all the required selections/deselections, click Restore.