To recover databases in Information Store, you must verify that all services which Exchange depends on are running. To restore a database, you must also dismount the database. However, now that Exchange supports multiple storage groups, you only have to dismount the specific database you want to restore. This allows users access to any other databases in Information Store.
Tip If you only need to recover data for a user, you may not necessarily have to restore an entire database. Exchange 2000 does not immediately delete Mail or Mailboxes. By default, Exchange does not permanently destroy a mailbox until 30 days after it's deleted. You should set mailbox properties so that users can restore messages from their Outlook client user interface.
To recover databases:
Important Do not specify the Temporary location directory to be the same as the original location of the database or log files, or the restore will not work.
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