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MS Exchange Server

Dismount Mailbox Store/Database and change Mailbox Database properties

For MS Exchange 2010:

  1. Start the MS Exchange Management Console from Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  2. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database that needs to be restore and choose the 'Dismount Database' option.
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  4. Right-click the 'Public Folder'/ 'Mailbox' database and choose the 'Properties' option.
  5. Select the 'Maintenance' tab from 'Properties' and then enable the option 'This database can be overwritten by a restore'. Next, click 'Apply' followed by the 'OK' button to confirm the operation.
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  7. Perform steps ā€˜cā€™ and ā€˜dā€™, listed above for all databases that need to be restored.

Note: Once the above-mentioned steps are executed, close the 'Exchange Management Console' before initiating the restore operation.