SBS2011 unbootable & need to recover a mailbox RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a client who deployed SBS 2011 Standard themselves and the backup failed several months back without them noticing. (the reason for regular testing of backups!!!). The server has crashed into an infinite reboot loop.

    I was about to move them over to Office365 P1 anyway as they only require these features. All but one user have outlook setup and up-to-date to the point of the server crash, so these have been exported and imported into the new Office365 accounts. The server is not required anymore so repairing it is not required.

    I just need to recover 1 account from the server's hard drive, in offline mode as the server will not boot. What is the best way to go about this?

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:32 PM


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  • Check out Lucid8's DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp which will allow you to open any offline Exchange Mailbox or Public Folder database so that you can Browse, View, Search, Export or Recover Mailboxes, Folders and Individual items to PST, MSG and XML or you can Recover items directly from the offline databases to Production Exchange Servers even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2010  So in your case you could use DigiScope to open the offline database and export the entire contents to PST so that you can then upload to Office 365

    Troy Werelius


    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope

    • Edited by Jundan Wu Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:15 PM Edit the signature to remove some links
    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3:19 PM
  • Hi,

    This forum is related to Exchange server with Windows server OS so you should post this thread to SBS forum to get more:


    Hope it helps.


    Sophia Xu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, April 13, 2012 2:03 AM
    Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:57 AM