Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

move users to new mailbox store (existing DB's corrupt)

Posted on 2004-10-30
2
Medium Priority
?
406 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a client whose exchange DB is corrupt. I've run
ESEUTIL integrity and verification checks and confirmed such (626 page errors). Store will
not mount, and the Transaction Logs were set to circular.
Assume for now that backup is non-existent. Keep reading.

Very small company so the quickest thing to do was
extract mail to PST's.  Negligible amount of Public
Folder Data was copied and extracted as well.  All went
smoothly.  All mail has effectively been saved in PSTs.

I assumed the easiest thing to do would be create a new
mailbox store and exmerge the PSTs.  However, I am
unclear as to the proper way to associate the existing
domain (and users) with the new mailbox store.

I was thinking that I could 'clear exchange attributes'
for each user, delete each user's old mailbox and recreate a new
mailbox for each, but was unsure as to the full effect of
this move.  

Is there not a way just to 'RESET' the old mailbox
store/db?  We have the old Data in PSTs, so I essentially
just want a new, empty mailbox store in the same place
with the same users/attributes to begin exmerging the PSTs into.  Am I dreaming?
.

0
Comment
Question by:Russianblue
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Exchange_Admin earned 2000 total points
ID: 12454039
Rename the folders that contain the Exchange databases and log files. Then create a new directory. Be sure that you do this on all drives on the server.
Now when you mount the databases, new ones will be created. You can then EXMERGE the data into the new mailboxes. Prior to the EXMERGE process, you may have to send a test email to all users.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Russianblue
ID: 12463732
The renaming of folders worked without a hitch.  Took me 5 min.  Should have asked here earlier!  

Exmerge failed from the server with "Error creating Message Service (MSPST MS)"

MSKB 174197 says:

If you receive the following error:
Error creating Message Service (MSPST MS)
Make sure that Exchange client is installed on the computer that Exmerge.exe is running on.

Outlook, I take it?  On the server?  Hmmm.  Thought I'd been specifically directed NOT to do this!  I'll just import from the user workstation.  No biggie.  You got me through the tough part!  Thanks for the quick help.

0

Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you an Exchange administrator employed with an organization? And, have you encountered a corrupt Exchange database due to which you are not able to open its EDB file. This article will explain all the steps to repair corrupt Exchange database.
The main intent of this article is to make you aware of ‘Exchange fail to mount’ error, its effects, causes, and solution.
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question