XADM: How to View the Contents of the Restore.env File

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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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