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Corrupted Exchange Database?  ARRGH

Posted on 2004-04-08
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Hello there,

I have started to work on an Exchange server that has been setup very badly.  2 weeks ago, it crashed and they have been without mail for the same period of time.

After a great deal of hassles and trouble, I have managed to restore the Mail Store and mount it again.  However, when I try to Exmerge all the PST files out, it reports every mailbox as a success, but it only exports 48KB, or a fraction of the size of the mailbox(ie, 1.08 megs, 2.12 megs, etc).

I have checked the Mailboxes section under the Mailbox Store in System Manager, and it lists 2 names for almost every user.  Under one name is the small mailbox, ie 2,345 KB, 6 items, and under the other name is the real mailbox, 239,930 KB and 2209 items.

I have tried running the Integrity scanner, eseutil-g, but it couldn't find anything.

Can anyone please help out here?  How can I restore this Exchange server?

Thank you very much for your help.

spooties
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Try running the IS/DS consistency checker for exchange 5.5 or run the MBConn utility for Exchange 2000. this will reconnect mailbox containers to users. It might be that you need to remove the Exchange mailbox (2000) from all users before running the tools.
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Unable to get it working.
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Did you try running ISINTEG on the database with the -test alltests option?

If you find that you were not helped by the comments, then you do not need to supply the point, but you can ask for a refund of the points. See Expets Exchange help for more details.

I feel we need to resolve this issue, it is a waist of space to have the mailbox stores populated with mailboxes that are no longer used.

Let me know...
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