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The contents of the Restore.env file can be dumped using the eseutil.exe utility. To dump Restore.env, run the following command:
Eseutil /cm directory where restore.env is located
For example, if Restore.env is located in the C:\TempRest directory, run the following command:
Eseutil /cm c:\temprest
You should then see output similar to the following:
Microsoft(R) Exchange Server(TM) Database Utilities Version 6.0 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1991-2000. All Rights Reserved. Restore log file: d:\TempRest Restore Path: d:\TempRest Annotation: Microsoft Information Store Backup Instance: MyStorageGroup Target Instance: Restore Instance System Path: Restore Instance Log Path: Databases: 2 database(s) Database Name: MyDatabase1 GUID: A2CFF078-782F-4BFE-43944BFEA1B46055 Source Files: D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase1.edb D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase1.stm Destination Files: D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase1.edb D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase1.stm Database Name: MyDatabase2 GUID: 6ACF4E55-C7D6-433E-88AD433E9CD5CF03 Source Files: D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase2.edb D:\Exchsrvr\MyStorageGroup\MyDatabase2.stm Destination Files: C:\RestoredDB\MyDatabase2.edb C:\RestoredDB\MyDatabase2.stm Log files range: E0100003.log - E0100004.log Last Restore Time: Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969 Recover Status: recoverNotStarted Recover Error: 0x00000000 Recover Time: Fri Feb 11 13:30:15 2000 Operation completed successfully in 0.78 seconds.
Important Values in the Restore.env File
Restore log file and Restore Path: This is the location of the Restore.env file and the files that come from the tape that is needed to recover the database (.log, .pat files); it is specified by the user during restore.
Backup Instance: Storage group that the database (or databases) belongs to.
Databases: Number of databases restored. A database consists of an EDB and an STM file.NOTE: The next four values (Database Name, GUID, Source Files, and Destination Files) refer to one database. If multiple databases are restored, these values are shown once for each database.
Database Name: The name of the database.
GUID: The globally unique identifier for the database.
Source Files: The paths to the database files when they were backed up.
Destination Files: The paths to the database files when they were restored.
NOTE: In the sample Restore.env file, note that MyDatabase2 was moved between the time that it was backed up and the time it was restored.
Log files range: The range of log files (inclusive) that were restored. All of the log files must be present to run recovery.
Recover Status: Displays "recoverNotStarted" if recovery has not been attempted, and "recoverEnded" if recovery was started but did not finish.
Recover Error: Contains error code if recovery was started but encountered an error and could not finish.
Recover Time: Either the time when the Restore.env was created or the last time recovery started but didn't finish.
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