Access to the Recovery Database in Exchange Server 2016 from an application

I have had several customers interested in how to access the Recovery Database (RDB) programmatically in Exchange 2016.  Extended MAPI is the only way to access the Recovery Database programatically.  The Exchange MAPI subsystem (aka MAPI\CDO) is the only subsystem capable of accessing the Recovery Database.  This is because access to the Recovery database requires…

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Streaming backups no longer supported in Exchange 2010

The Exchange 2010 Beta SDK just released and I wanted to call out that using the Backup and Restore API (i.e. Streaming Backups) is no longer supported. “Exchange 2010 does not support streaming-style backups. In versions of Exchange earlier than Exchange 2010, backup applications use the ESEBCLI2 interface to perform streaming backups. This SDK does not…

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