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I used the Backup utility that comes with SBS 2003 to back my entire server up and have that backup file.  Long story short I had to rebuid the server.  How do i restore just the mailboxes ot my new server build from the original backup?
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I have tried to do something similar the MS way and not much luck, but O have also recently used power controls and it works like a dream, restore the priv.edb to a location and open it with power controls and extract the mail or even connect to the new exchange and drag and drop the mailbox from the priv.edb direct to thenew exchange install
http://www.ontrack.com/powercontrols/

this to me was by far the easiest, but perhaps someone else has some other ideas as it is a bit costly, but to me worthwhile

godd luck
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I rebuilt our screwed up Exchange 5.5 and maybe could work with sbs 2003.
from:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_20427557.html

installing exchange 5.5 on another computer
upgrading to SP4(my version)
moving the priv.edb and pub.edb to the new server

Open the Exchange admin program in raw mode to edit the proxy versions of all the services

run isinteg -patch

run the ds/is consistency adjuster

run all dependencies w/ information store.

voila.. use exmerge to extract all messages.

you can try this one since it's free and adapt it to you sms2003.
good luck, it sucks to have a corrupted edb
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