Restore Options (General)

Use this dialog box to control how the specified data is to be restored.

Job Details

Displays a summary of the restore job, including the job type, iDataAgent, etc.

Options for Microsoft Information Store

These options are not available for certain databases.

No Loss Restore

Specifies that the restore operation will perform a no loss restore of the transaction logs. The transaction logs created since the last backup are appended to the restored data.

Mount database after restore

Specifies whether the restore operation should remount the database or store(s) when the restore operation is completed. If the option is cleared, the database or store(s) must be remounted manually after the restore operation.

When restoring Exchange Database data from a VSS backup, the restore options to Mount database after restore and No Loss Restore do not apply.

Dismount database during restore

Specifies whether the system will automatically dismount the selected store(s) during the initial phase of the restore operation. Selecting this option will cause the system to dismount the store(s) you selected on the Browse Data window before restoring them.

Display pane

For Exchange 2007 database, the display pane provides options for out-of-place restores when restoring from a VSS-enabled backup.

  • Source DB

    Displays a browseable tree of information stores on the client which allows you to select the stores you want to restore from.

  • Destination DB

    When a store is selected from the Source DB column, you can double-click the space under the Destination DB column in the display pane to show the "..." button which, when clicked, displays a dialog box for you to select out-of-place restore options.

  • Out of Place Location

    This field is only enabled when Restore to Non-Exchange Location <Out Of Place> or Restore to Non-Exchange Location <Out Of Place, No Recover> is selected for the Destination DB column. When enabled, you can double-click the space under this column in the display pane to show the "..." button which, when clicked, displays a browse window for you to select a path on the destination client to which the data will be restored.


Click to select additional restore options.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information on restores performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for Exchange Database iDataAgent.