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ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange - Use with ShadowProtect Backups for Fast Search, Recovery, and Migration of Microsoft Exchange Servers

What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange, and who should use it?

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Granular Recovery for Exchange software allows email administrators to search for, recover, and migrate individual email messages, email folders, and mailboxes. You can restore the data directly to a current or new production Exchange server or to a .PST file.

We know that Exchange administration can be time-consuming and difficult if you don't have the right tool. If your business or organization has Microsoft Exchange Servers and Microsoft Outlook, then this award-winning Exchange data recovery software can help.

Use ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange in conjunction with ShadowProtect backup image files for complete backup, system recovery, and migration of your Exchange server(s). ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange rounds out our best-in-class ShadowProtect line of backup and disaster recovery software. ShadowProtect, in turn, belongs to our StorageCraft Recover-Ability™ solution, which enables recovery from any disaster, regardless of scope, so you can keep the business running.

Recover or migrate Exchange data quickly

Simply mount a ShadowProtect backup image (as writeable) that includes your Exchange database (.EDB), and view all of your users’ mailboxes. ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange has an intuitive user interface so you can search your .EDB backup and restore or migrate message items with ease.

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange can recover or migrate:

  • Individual/bulk mailboxes
  • Folders
  • Email messages
  • Attachments
  • Calendar items
  • Address book contacts
  • Notes
  • Tasks

Indispensable tool for email administrators

Scenarios for which administrators and other IT pros use ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange:

  • Retrieving accidentally deleted or lost email messages
  • Recovering an employee’s entire mailbox
  • Migrating and merging Exchange server mailboxes onto a single server from a backup file without having to bring the retired server online and into the new network
  • Consolidating resources such as by migrating mailboxes onto fewer servers or upgraded servers
  • Searching messages during internal investigations
  • Supporting electronic discovery (e-Discovery) efforts and computer forensics investigations

Read our Scenario Guide for proven, detailed examples of when to use this software.

Features and benefits of ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange

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Search

Search

The Basic Search, Advanced Search, and search mode operations let you:

  • Use search criteria such as keywords, phrases, creation date, subject matter, sender, and recipient in order to find messages
  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word to search wildcard or unknown terms
  • Select either “match all fields” or “match any fields” to narrow or broaden your search
  • Limit search parameters to before or after a point in time or to a window of time
  • Search just one specific folder or mailbox for emails and other message items to recover
  • Search all mailboxes in an Exchange database at once (instead of going through one mailbox at a time) for emails and other message items to recover
Exchange recovery

Recovery

The user interface, recovery utilities, export operations, Restore Limits settings, and Temporary Database Location settings allow you to:  

  • Drag-and-drop or right-click to easily recover items from an Exchange backup image to your Exchange server or a .PST file
  • Restore one or more email messages (and their attachments), folders, contacts, and other message items directly to the production Exchange server or a .PST file
  • Restore a single mailbox or bulk mailboxes, contents included, to the production Exchange server
  • Export specific email messages, appointments, tasks, and other message items as .MSG or .TXT files
  • Limit max simultaneous restores so as to manage network bandwidth and central processing unit (CPU) time used
  • Select an alternative temporary database location when hard drive space is limited
Exchange migration

Migration

The user interface, recovery utilities, export operations, and Restore Limits settings allow you to:  

  • Drag-and-drop or right-click to easily migrate items from an Exchange backup image to a new Exchange server
  • Migrate one or more email messages, email attachments, folders, address book contacts, and other message items directly to automatically generated target folders or mailboxes on a new Exchange server
  • Migrate a single mailbox or bulk mailboxes, contents included, to automatically generated new mailboxes and user accounts on the target production Exchange server
  • Limit max simultaneous exports so as to manage network bandwidth and CPU time used

Want to learn more or get your hands on a printable document?

See our support documentation, listed below, for more information:

  • Data Sheet - an overview complete with features and benefits
  • Product Brief - a look at IT challenges and how this product helps you resolve them
  • Scenario Guide - proven examples of when to use this product
  • Quick Start Guide - steps to start using your software right away
  • User Guide - the user manual—step-by-step instructions
  • Readme - a supplement to the user guide—system requirements, enhancements, issues

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange licensing options

StorageCraft offers three types of licenses for ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange:

  • 60-day project license for short-term Exchange projects
  • 250-mailbox license for businesses and organizations with fewer than or equal to 250 mailboxes
  • Unlimited license for businesses and organizations that have 251 or more mailboxes

Please note that the 250-mailbox license and the unlimited license are each licenses to a specific server.

Screenshots

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GRE screenshot of Advanced Search
GRE screenshot of Connecting to an Exchange server
GRE screenshot of recovering an email message
GRE screenshot of viewing email message and its attachments

Technical specifications

Supported environments

Use ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange with your ShadowProtect software. ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange can recover message items from any ShadowProtect backup image that includes an .EDB. (For Exchange data recovery software that works with any backup software brand, visit our StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange product page. To compare our products, see Exchange Recovery tools.)

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange supports

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

as sources and targets (destinations) for items you plan to restore or migrate. Additionally, .PST, .MSG, and .TXT files are also supported targets.

Installation requirements

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange installs on 64-bit versions of

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

and it should not be installed on an Exchange server.

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange requires an Outlook client (Outlook 2007 SP3 or newer installed), and Outlook should not be installed on the Exchange server.

For a complete list of system requirements and limitations, see our User Guide system requirements page and our Readme document.

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