Not Just For Veeam Explorer For Exchange
Psst! Let me let you in on a little secret. Veeam Explorer for Exchange (VEX) is a little more versatile then you might think.
There's been some great coverage on the new public beta and VEX's awesome ability to crack open Exchange 2010 Veeam Backups like a piñata of messaging goodness, but the fiesta doesn't stop with just Veeam Backups.
The truth is, no matter how you backed up your Exchange 2010 server(s), all you have to do is recover your Exchange .edb files. You can then use VEX to browse to the restored location of the unmounted database file. That means that whether you snapped a LUN, backed up Exchange with an guest agent, or even have backups from alternative products, if you can restore the .edb files VEX can do it's thing! The first time you run VEX you will need access to an Exchange .ese file since Veeam is not allowed to distribute that file, but that's another simple file restore or you can always grab a copy from your Exchange server.
Yes, you will have to install the next version of Veeam Backup and Replication to use VEX, but VEX will be available in the free, trial, and licensed versions.
That's right, you will be able to eliminate the time, effort, space, and cost of brick level Exchange 2010 backups but still granularly recover the mailbox items. Even with Veeam's free version.
Here's the VEX Overview details from Veeam's current product page:
Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange gives you instant visibility into your Exchange backups. You can browse, search and selectively export items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from Veeam backups of your Exchange virtual machines (VMs).
Veeam Explorer for Exchange works directly with your Exchange VM backups—even compressed, deduplicated and incremental backups. There’s no need to provision storage or restore entire mailbox stores—just choose the Exchange Servers and restore points you’re interested in, and Veeam Explorer will present the contents of those mailbox stores for browsing, searching and export.
Veeam Explorer for Exchange is a new feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. Currently available as a beta, Veeam Explorer will be included in all editions of Veeam Backup—even Free Edition. You no longer need expensive standalone tools for Exchange item recovery that are licensed per mailbox.
Use Veeam Explorer for Exchange to find and retrieve information for internal or external investigations. The Advanced Find feature lets you zero in on exactly the items you need.
When users accidentally delete emails or scripts corrupt calendar items, you can save the day with Veeam Explorer for Exchange. Simply export a good version from a previous Veeam backup and transfer it to the affected user.
Veeam Explorer for Exchange makes it easy to archive an entire mailbox—from any point in time—to a PST file. This helps ensure a smooth, complete handoff when employees leave or change jobs.
Try it for yourself
Veeam Explorer for Exchange is a new feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. A beta version is available now by invitation, for you to install on your existing Veeam Backup server. The released version will be included in the next release of Veeam Backup & Replication and available in all editions (Free, Standard and Enterprise).