I have server that lost its data drive. It was also running exchange 5.5. The exchange data files were on the D: drive that was lost. The C: drive booted fine but exchange would not restart.
Tapes were provided that only had full backups of the D: drive. No current C: backup was available (not really sure why). Restored the D: however, Exchange will still not start.
Began investigating and found that there are not priv.edb or pub.edb files only 3.6Gb of .log files. Here are my questions:
1. Can the exchange server be recovered w/o the .edb files? If so, how?
2. The system was using Backup Exec 8.5 and was suppposedly backing up the Exchange server as 'Full-commit and flush logs.' What happened to the priv and pub files?
3. I do have a full system backup with all of the files (including priv and pub) from 2 months ago. I am sure I can restore to this point. Is it possible to roll the current .log files up into this directory? If so, how?
Thanks for any and all assistance.