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Posted on 2004-08-17
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I'm doing a "roll forward" of an offline backup for Exch 5.5
I am running;
E:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\eseutil /mh "E:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb" | find /i "consistent"
How long should I expect it to run on a 40 GB database
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Just run the following:
E:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\eseutil /mh "E:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb" | more
You will see the state listed about line 8.

It should only take a few seconds since ESEUTIL /MH just reads the header of the database.
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Thanks - i ran this and it kept crashing out after less than a second, did an export to a dump file and got;
Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) Server Database Utilities

Version 5.5

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1991-1999.  All Rights Reserved.



Initiating FILE DUMP mode...
      Database: priv.edb

   Format ulMagic: 0x89abcdef
   Engine ulMagic: 0x89abcdef
 Format ulVersion: 0x620,2
 Engine ulVersion: 0x620,2
     DB Signature: Create time:8/7/2004 15:51:52 Rand:3872704955 Computer:
         cbDbPage: 4096
           dbtime: 60344935
            State: Inconsistent
         Shadowed: Yes
       Last Objid: 109803
     Scrub Dbtime: 0
       Scrub Date: 00/00/1900 00:00:00
     Repair Count: 0
      Repair Date: 0/0/1900 0:0:0
  Last Consistent: (0,0,0)  8/7/2004 19:12:8
      Last Attach: (36190,4538,60)  8/7/2004 19:28:26
      Last Detach: (0,0,0)  0/0/1900 0:0:0
             Dbid: 1
    Log Signature: Create time:3/30/2004 20:21:45 Rand:24842 Computer:
       OS Version: (5.0.2195 SP 3)

Previous Full Backup:
        Log Gen: - 9383-9387
           Mark: (37766,8989,251)
           Mark: 8/14/2004 3:3:40

Current Incremental Backup:
        Log Gen: - 0-0
           Mark: (0,0,0)
           Mark: 0/0/1900 0:0:0

Current Full Backup:
        Log Gen: - 0-0
           Mark: (38186,9242,496)
           Mark: 8/17/2004 3:2:41

Operation completed successfully in 0.16 seconds.

Basically the restored priv.edb is not happy - ran "isinteg -pri -fix -test alltests on it" and it didn't even recognise the priv.edb file!! Attempting another restore now, thanks for the feedback.
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