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Corrupt Mailbox Store Exchange 2003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had a crash on our Exchange 2003 server and the datastore would not mount after getting the server back online. I am in the midst of restoring the original mailbox store using Backup Exec to a recovery group, but seeming I can nto get the original mailbox store to mount can I create a new mailbox store (empty) and move back mailboxes?

     

    The backup was done a couple nioghts ago and I can nto resotre all mailboxes as some just moved to a ne 2007 server, so I need to only restore certain ones. How can I do this?

    Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Did you backup the latest transaction log? you need to put edb, stm and log files in the same folder.

    run eseutil /mh on priv1.edb and pub.edb

    If you lost your tansaction log you can ran eseutil /p priv1.edb to fix your database

    then make sure database is clean shutdown then run isinteg and mount the database

    If you can mount the database in RSG then you can recover the mailbox.

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/exchange-isinteg-eseutil.html


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    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 26, 2011 1:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 26, 2011 8:09 AM
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5:28 AM

All replies

  • Yes;

    1. you can move the EDB and STM files to an alternate location OR rename the directory the files are in and then create a new one, i.e. if the EDB, STM files are in Exchsrvr/mdbdata  rename the MDBDATA to OLD_MDBDATA so that you can work on recovering data from them later and then create a new MDBDATA folder
    2. Mount the store and Exchange will squawk telling you that the database files are missing and that if you continue you Exchange will create new database files for you
    3. Click Yes and the new DB files will be created so that users can send and receive new emails
    4. Next make a copy of the EDB and STM so that you are NOT working with your only copy
    5. Then you can attempt to mount that problem database within the RSG and merge the data back into the new mailboxes OR if you want to swap the DB recovered from backup into production and merge the delta data from the new database you can follow the dial-tone methodology here PART 1 http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Dial-tone-Restore-Method-Part1.html  PART 2 http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Dial-tone-Restore-Method-Part2.html PART 3 http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Dial-tone-Restore-Method-Part3.html

     

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    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope
    Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you backup the latest transaction log? you need to put edb, stm and log files in the same folder.

    run eseutil /mh on priv1.edb and pub.edb

    If you lost your tansaction log you can ran eseutil /p priv1.edb to fix your database

    then make sure database is clean shutdown then run isinteg and mount the database

    If you can mount the database in RSG then you can recover the mailbox.

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/exchange-isinteg-eseutil.html


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 26, 2011 1:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 26, 2011 8:09 AM
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5:28 AM