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  • Question

  • Hello

    i have a crahsed sbs 2003 server with no way to turn it back online

    the server is dead.

    i setup and run now SBS 2008 with exchage 2007 SP3

    i have backup of all the old exchange 2003 files

    i like to know if i can install server 2003 and run exhcnage setup with the switch to recover the exchnge files (i have the log files)

    Thank You

    Monday, April 4, 2011 12:45 PM

Answers

  • that's fine.  exmerge requires a mounted database.

    Mike Crowley
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    • Marked as answer by Yotam Aloni Monday, April 4, 2011 2:51 PM
    Monday, April 4, 2011 2:13 PM

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  • SBS creates a new Excange Organization (and a new AD forest) during it's creation.  You cannot mount an Exchange 2003 database in Exchange 2007, and you also cannot mount a database from another org.

    You may wish to rebuild the old forest or use a 3rd party tool like digiscope.



    Mike Crowley
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    Monday, April 4, 2011 1:19 PM
  • can i install sbs 2003 on lab as the same was the old server that crash and try to restore the storage

    then can i try to use exmagre to export the mailbox's to pst file?

     

    Monday, April 4, 2011 1:27 PM
  • If you build a new forest/org with the same names as the old one, including the exchange server name, you should be able to mount it.  The fact that it’s sbs isn’t directly relevant, however there may be some special steps required to pick an organization name in sbs.  I’m not sure.

    read here: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/exchange2003/exchange2003_recovery_alternative_forest.htm



    Mike Crowley
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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Monday, April 4, 2011 1:34 PM
    Monday, April 4, 2011 1:32 PM
  • i just want to Restore the mailbox's from the old storage database to pst's and import them into the new sbs 2008 users mailbox

    so i think to run it on virtual machine and just to try to export the mailbox's useing exmarge

    Monday, April 4, 2011 1:35 PM
  • that's fine.  exmerge requires a mounted database.

    Mike Crowley
    Check out My Blog!

    • Marked as answer by Yotam Aloni Monday, April 4, 2011 2:51 PM
    Monday, April 4, 2011 2:13 PM
  • Thank you for the fast help

    i leet you know what happen after all the installion and the restore

     

    thank you

     

    Monday, April 4, 2011 2:52 PM