EXCHANGE 2003 - Information Store loads and then the server freezes
Posted on 2004-11-16
This is an SBS 2003 installation with Exchange 2003 SP1. The mail server was working fine for 1 week with heavy volume. I did a bonehead move late one night and did a backup to disk. I normally back it up to a SAN disk drive but I choose the same volume the server is installed on (E: partition). I did a full backup, so basically it crashed part way through when it was trying to backup the backup folder to itself. Since then, I've had intermittent freezing problems with exchange information store. Now the information store loads and within 60 seconds will freeze the server. If I load everything but IS, it won't freeze.
How do I run some repairs against the database without starting IS?
ALso, I am wondering if I may need to do a SBS2003 re-install (much as I have done with Exchange 2003 in the past) where it won't overwrite data or settings but re-install the system files.