Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-08-23

Several situations may prompt you to consider restoring your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 database, including the following:

However, good retention practices can help you avoid the scenario of having to restore an Exchange 2007 database. With deleted item retention and deleted mailbox retention, there may be no need to restore your Exchange database to resolve the situations listed earlier. Configuring both deleted item retention and deleted mailbox retention are recommended best practices to help lessen the impact of restoring entire databases. In Exchange 2007, you can configure the following:

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