atmorell wrote:I am surprised how difficult and cumbersome it is to restore an Exchange mailbox with Veeam. The whole process by first submitting the restore request and then booting up a virtual lab with DC's and Exchange servers is not every practical, as backups most of the time will reside on slow disks. I am looking for a simple way of opening the users mailbox and maybe save as pst file.. What is the simples way? I need something that the customers can do themselves.
Hi Asbjørn, one part of this process that is optional is virtual lab request system. You can proceed straight to recovery without having to file a request. This is explained in sticky FAQ in more details.
However, if you want your customers to do this, then this is exactly what this request system was designed for in the first place - to provide them with ability to do this without granting access to actual backup files. In fact, with every other tool, you would have to give them access to actual backup files.
If you can point specifically what parts of the restore process are most "cumbersome" (except restore lab requests which are optional), we will certainly look into simplifying those parts.
atmorell wrote:as backups most of the time will reside on slow disks
Keep in mind that this will affect every Exchange recovery tool, as all of them need to scan through mailbox database files. For example, the above mentioned Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange will be equally affected if your backup storage is very slow.
atmorell wrote:I am looking for a simple way of opening the users mailbox and maybe save as pst file.
What Exchange version are you using?