Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-21
You can use the Shell to create a recovery database, a special kind of mailbox database that's used to mount and extract data from the restored database as part of a recovery operation. After you create a recovery database, you can move a recovered or restored mailbox database into the recovery database, and then use the New-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet to extract data from the recovered database. After extraction, the data can then be exported to a folder or merged into an existing mailbox. Using recovery databases, you can recover data from a backup or copy of a database without disrupting user access to current data.
Looking for other management tasks related to recovery databases? Check out Recovery Databases.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete this task: 1 minute
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Mailbox recovery" entry in the Recipients
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
Use the Shell to create a recovery database
This example creates the recovery database RDB1 on the Mailbox server MBX2.
New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RDB1 -Server MBX2
This example creates the recovery database RDB2 on the Mailbox server MBX1 using a custom path for the database file and log folder.
New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RDB2 -Server MBX1 -EdbFilePath "C:\Recovery\RDB2\RDB2.EDB" -LogFolderPath "C:\Recovery\RDB2"
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-MailboxDatabase.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you've successfully created a recovery database, do the following:
- In the Shell, run the following command to display
configuration information for the recovery database.
Get-MailboxDatabase <RecoveryDatabaseName> | Format-List
After you create a recovery database, you may also want to restore data using a recovery database. For detailed steps, see Restore Data Using a Recovery Database.