About redirecting Exchange storage group and database restores

Following are requirements for redirecting Exchange 2000/2003/2007/2010 storage group and database restores:

  • The storage groups and databases must already exist on the target server, and must have the same names as the original storage groups or databases.

  • The destination server must have the same Organization and Administrative Group name as the source server.

  • The destination databases must be configured so that they can be overwritten.

    See Configuring a database in Exchange.

You cannot redirect the restore of the following:

  • A version of Exchange server database to a different version of the database. Service packs for both Exchange servers should also be the same.

  • Site Replication Service (SRS) and Key Management Service (KMS). These services are dependent on the computer they reside on; redirection to another computer is not supported and could result in the loss of functionality of these services.


KMS is not available in Exchange 2003/2007/2010.

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