move users to new mailbox store (existing DB's corrupt)
Posted on 2004-10-30
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
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?