About: Exchange APIs to backup and restore data

Summary: There limited supported ways to backup and restore data with Exchange programmatically.  Backup Supported APIs can backup the data and restore properly.  Some developers try using APIs which were not meant for backup up and restoring data in order to gain certain functionality – such approaches usually lead to dead ends such as not being…

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About: Exchange VSS Writer - Exchange backup and restore

API Interface: COM Library  (IUnknown only) Business Logic: Exchange Backup. Language Support: Unmanaged C++, .NET. Direct Property Access: N/A. Product Versions: Exchange 2003 and later.      Summary: The Volume Shadow Copy Service for Windows provides a facility for applications to backup and restore data within another application or Windows.  It’s a COM based API that allows developers to…

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About: Exchange Backup and Restore API

API Type: Exchange Backup API Interface: Exported functions, no COM interfaces. Business Logic: Exchange backup and restore operations. Language Support: C\C++ only. Direct Property Access: N/A. Product Versions: Exchange 5.5, 2000, and 2003 as well as Exchange 2007 running on Windows 2003.   Summary: The Exchange Backup and Restore API (esebcli2) is an Exchange specific API that is…

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HOWTO: Read unmounted Exchange EDB files.

I was recently asked this question similar to this:   How can we search on unmounted EDB files?  Are there any API’s that I can use to access the mails in unmounted EDB?   There are two answers:    “No” and “It’s a bad idea”.   Further:   There is no support for accessing unmounted…

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My .EDB file grows when I search.

When doing a WebDAV or any other search, you will likely see the .EDB file expands. When performing a search against a mailbox using WebDAV or any other API, you may see the .EDB file grow in size.  Don’t panic, this is normal.  When a search is performed, Exchange will put the results into a…

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