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Corrupted Exchange Database?  ARRGH

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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.

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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?

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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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