Offline Recovery of Exchange 5.5

Hi all,
    Here goes, had a server h/w failure last week, tried to repair WinNT 4.0 SP6a but it could not find the OS. So I had to rebuild the server (not fun). Had a copy of all the Exchange files that I copied from the exchsrvr directories from both c/d drives. Have restored Exchange to correct SP4 and gave it same name. Replaced the .log/.edb files in the dsdata/mdbdata directories and ran the util eseutil /p d:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub.edb /x. I got the following message :

ERROR: unable to read database heasr
ERROR: error -1207 at line 818 of G:\ese97\src\ese\repair.cxx
Operation terminated with error-1206 (JET_errDatabaseCorrupted, non-db file or corrupted db) after 2.353 seconds.

Any ideas how to rebuild the header or any other comments would be appreciated.
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webpolsolConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try Going to and get a copy of their EDB Database interrogation tool (called Power Tools).  It can restore mailboxes, inbox, tasks, notes, etc and export them to a local .PST file for restore from corrupt EDB databases.

I was like you, donnal Ducked !! i had a 2.1GB Exchange Database (priv1.edb) with 114 mailboxes and countless emails.  Managed to recover 91% !! Pretty much saved the company !!

Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Do you have the Information Store service stopped while running eseutil?
DrHippyHomerAuthor Commented:
Yes Information Store service was stopped
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Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Sounds like your database is corrupt. Do you have a backup?
DrHippyHomerAuthor Commented:
This was the back-up, looks like i am donald ducked.
Thanks anyway.
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