White Paper

This paper contains reallife stories of organizations that had issues with Exchange recovery, discovery or migration and how they handled them.

Read now »

Recovery Manager for Exchange

Discover, Compare & Export Microsoft Exchange Messages

Recovery Manager for Exchange makes discovering and exporting business-critical email data fast and easy—and it does not require a dedicated recovery server. From a single console, you can find and retrieve message-level data from multiple sources in minutes.

You can find exactly what you need with intelligent search based on sender, recipient, date, attachment type, subject, message keyword, attachment keyword, or even advanced pattern searching and other custom queries. You can also compare the contents of an online mailbox with a backup mailbox to identify any differences.

After the search, Recovery Manager can export the results in a variety of formats to facilitate email discovery requests.

Features

  • Federated search—Search multiple email data sources simultaneously—all from a single interface. Recovery Manager for Exchange covers a wealth of sources, including Office 365, production mailboxes (including archived mailboxes), public folders, personal folders (.pst), offline Exchange database files (.edb), Archive Manager from Dell, and backups, including VSS snapshots.
  • Multiple export options—Export search results in .pst, .eml, .msg or .txt formats, or to an Exchange online mailbox, archived mailbox, public folder, Office 365, or Archive Manager. Recovery Manager’s powerful export capability simplifies the process of collecting email data for e-discovery requests.
  • Intelligent search—Search number patterns or keywords with an Outlook-like search. Recovery Manager for Exchange enables you to search in the message body, ID, headers, message classes, categories, deleted items, conversation threads, and attachment type and content. You can then expand your search results to include all messages with the same sender, all messages with the same or similar subject, or all related messages.
  • Comparison of source and target folders—Compare contents in selected source and target containers (storages, mailboxes or folders) and use the results to selectively restore data from the source to the target.
  • Support for backup software—Find and retrieve data across native Microsoft backups and most major third-party backup software, including Dell NetVault Backup, EMC NetWorker, IBM Tivoli, Microsoft Data Protection Manager, and Symantec Backup Exec and NetBackup.
  • Direct access to tape—Enjoy direct access to the most common tape format backups, including MTF (Microsoft Tape Format) created with Symantec Backup Exec or Windows NT Backup; Open Tape Format (OTF) backups created with EMC NetWorker; and Tape Archive (TAR) backups created with Symantec NetBackup.
  • Task automation—Automate and schedule searching and exporting of email data.  Recovery Manager’s Task Wizard provides centralized management and monitoring of automated tasks. To further automate critical tasks, you can use PowerShell to script additional recovery options that will speed up the process of cataloging, restoring, searching and exporting.
  • Reporting—Get reports containing details on searches performed, messages restored and tasks completed. Recovery Manager’s comprehensive reporting helps improve overall security.

Sys Reqs

Recovery Manager for Exchange includes the following components:

  • Core Components (required)
  • Management Shell (optional)
  • Web Interface (optional)

This section provides system requirements for installing and running each of these components.

Core Components

Processor1.4 GHz or faster Pentium or equivalent, x86 or x64 architecture.
Overall Memory (RAM)512 MB or more recommended.
Hard Disk Spacex86 system
Full product installation, including the prerequisite software:
- 1.5 Gb of free disk space
Product installation when all the prerequisite software is already installed:
- 75 Mb of free disk space

x64 system
Full product installation, including the prerequisite software:
- 1.5 Gb of free disk space
Product installation when all the prerequisite software is already installed:
- 110 Mb of free disk space

Note: Database files extracted from a backup require additional storage space depending on the size of the database.
Screen Resolution1024 x 768 or higher
Operating System

Your computer must run one of the following operating systems (32-bit or 64-bit edition):

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 without Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows 8 without Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 without Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 without Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows 7 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit edition only)

NOTE: Recovery Manager for Exchange does not support Terminal Services Application mode.

Microsoft .NET Framework- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

The latter is only required if the computer on which you plan to use Recovery Manager is running one of these operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit edition only)
Microsoft SQL ServerOne of the following versions is required:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012, with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008, with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005, with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
Microsoft Windows PowerShellMicrosoft Windows PowerShell 2.0
Microsoft Windows InstallerMicrosoft Windows Installer 4.5
Microsoft Outlook

Your computer must have one of the following versions installed:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003

    NOTE: Microsoft Outlook 2003 does not support Office 365. If you plan to use Recovery Manager for Exchange for working with data in Office 365, install Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later.

Microsoft Exchange Server

Supported versions of Microsoft Exchange Server:

  • Exchange Server 2013 without Service Pack (offline Exchange Server 2013 databases are only supported when Recovery Manager for Exchange is installed on a computer running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or a later version of Windows)
  • Exchange Server 2010 without Service Pack or with SP1, SP2, or SP3
  • Exchange Server 2007 without SP or with SP1, SP2, or SP3
  • Exchange Server 2003 without SP or with SP1 or SP2
  • Exchange Server 2000 without SP or with SP1, SP2, or SP3
  • Exchange Server 5.5 without SP or with SP1, SP2, SP3, or SP4 (Exchange emulation is not supported for this version)
NOTE:
  • Recovery Manager for Exchange does not support Exchange Cached Mode. Before you start working with an online Exchange Server (for example, before registering Exchange mailboxes as storages), make sure that Exchange Server allows connections in non-Cached Exchange Mode.
  • To work with Exchange Server databases, Recovery Manager for Exchange requires several .dll files supplied with Microsoft Exchange Server. For detailed information about these files, see the Recovery Manager for Exchange User Guide.
  • To link Recovery Manager for Exchange to the required .dll files originating from Exchange Server 2013, 2010, or 2007, you must install Recovery Manager for Exchange on a computer running a 64- bit edition of Windows.

IBM Lotus Notes

In order to view, search, and restore Lotus Domino data with Recovery
Manager for Exchange, your computer must have one of the following IBM
Lotus Notes versions installed:
9.0, 8.5, 8.0, or 7.0

IBM Lotus DominoRecovery Manager for Exchange supports the following versions of IBM
Lotus Domino:
9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0, 6.5, 6.0, 5.0, and 4.6
Dell Archive ManagerRecovery Manager for Exchange supports the following versions of Archive
Manager as source and target storages:
5.0, 4.8, 4.7, and 4.6
Dell Recovery Manager for Active DirectoryRecovery Manager for Exchange can integrate with the following versions
of Recovery Manager for Active Directory to restore mailbox user accounts
from Active Directory backups:
8.5, 8.2, and 8.1
Recovery Manager for Exchange and Recovery Manager for Active Directory
must be installed on the same computer.

Management Shell

Required Recovery Manager componentsCore Components

Web Interface

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, or 8.5 must
be installed on the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer.

IMPORTANT: On Windows Server 2003 or earlier, IIS must be running in the
32-bit mode. If your IIS is running in the 64-bit mode, the Recovery
Manager for Exchange Setup configures it to run in the 32-mode. As a
result, other applications using your IIS may stop functioning properly.

Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight 5 must be installed on the computer from which you
want to access the Web Interface.
If Silverlight is not installed, you will be prompted to install it when
accessing the Web Interface for the first time.

Web BrowserYou can access the Web Interface by using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Required Recovery Manager componentsCore Components

Videos

Screenshots

Recovery Manager Main Console

Search and recover Exchange objects, including messages, mailboxes, attachments and public folders, from online and a variety of offline backup sources.

Recovery Manager Search

Search number patterns or keywords with an Outlook-like search. Search in the message body, ID, headers, message classes, categories, deleted items, conversation threads, and attachment type and content.

Docs