You can redirect the restore of individual mailboxes or public folders from backup sets that were created when individual mailboxes or public folders were backed up from the Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes selection.
If you select a single mailbox or public folder, or one or more messages from a single mailbox, you can redirect that restore to another existing mailbox or public folder on the same server or to a different server. If any of the folders in the original mailbox do not exist in the destination mailbox, they are created during the restore.
If you select more than one mailbox or public folder, or folders and messages from more than one mailbox, you can only redirect the restore to another server. Mailboxes and public folders with the same names as those selected must already exist on the target server.
Following are requirements for redirecting the restore of mailboxes and public folders:
If the mailboxes or public folders do not already exist on the target server, you must create them before redirecting the restore. Automatic recreation of mailboxes on the target server is not enabled for redirected restores.
More than one mailbox can exist with the same Display Name. When the restore of a mailbox is redirected in Backup Exec, it is redirected to the target mailbox’s Display Name. If a duplicate Display Name exists, then the data may be restored to the wrong mailbox.
To prevent restoring the data to the wrong mailbox, type the name of the target mailbox exactly as it appears when browsing to the mailbox in the backup selections list, including the brackets surrounding the mailbox directory identifier (for example, “Mailbox Name [mailboxname]“).
Following are requirements for redirecting the restore of individual messages to another mailbox.
For example, Mailbox 1 consists of Top of Information Store, Inbox, and Folders 1 and 2, each containing some mail messages. If you back up Mailbox 1 and then you restore Mailbox 1 to the existing Mailbox 2, then all of Mailbox 1, including the Top of Information Store, Inbox, Folders 1 and 2, and messages, are restored to Mailbox 2. Note that Mailbox 1 itself is not created under Mailbox 2.
If you redirect the restore of Mailbox 1\Top of Information Store\Folder 2 to Mailbox 2, the contents of Mailbox 1\Top of Information Store\Folder 2, Message 5 and Message 6, are placed in Mailbox 2 in the same folder as they were in Mailbox 1, as illustrated in the following graphic.