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How to restore public folders from crashed exchange server 2003

I had an exchange server 2003 running on windows 2003.  Machine crashed and I rebuilt it on a second drive.

The machine was used for development and i never thought I needed to back it up. Now that it crashed I realized that I would like to have some notes stored in the public folders.

I don’t need to recreate the accounts, or restore the email. I just need to restore the public folders.

Both drives mounted on the new machine. I installed a fresh copy of exchange 2003.  

What’s the simplest way to restore the public folders into the new machine?





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visioneerCommented:
That depends.  What software did you use to back it up?
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mbalsamAuthor Commented:
Sorry, did not make my self clear.

I did not back up the server.  But I have the pub1 (stm,edb) files.

I assume (hope i'm right) that these are the files where the data is stored.

Can they be merged into the new working instance of exchange?

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visioneerCommented:
Hrm.  I'm going to say "probably not" because they're not going to jive with the log files, and especially "no" if the site/org/server name are different in any way.  

If the names are the same, you could try this:

1) Stop all Exchange services.

2) Back up your new pub database files to somewhere else!

3) Put the old ones where the new ones were.

I have doubts, though.
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mbalsamAuthor Commented:
site/org did change.  Is there any way to export the contents and then re-import it???
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visioneerCommented:
Not without setting up another Exchange server that looked exactly like your previous one.
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VahikCommented:
www.ontrack.com  and look for powercontrols and get a check ready for $1500.00 if u were not successfull with a restore
or a recovery server.
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