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How to restore public folders from crashed exchange server 2003

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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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That depends.  What software did you use to back it up?

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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?

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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site/org did change.  Is there any way to export the contents and then re-import it???
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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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