Exchange 2000 - Dirty Shutdown
Posted on 2005-03-03
We have an issue with our exchange server as every month or so it seems to shutdown for no reason. (No telling event logs, not at same time)
The issue is when the server comes back on line we are unable to mount the stores. Usually we restore the stores from the last backup and get it all up and running). Today, hoiwever, the server crashed just before the next backup, ie 23 hours after the last backup. What we want to do is repair the sotres.
We have run eseutil /mh over the stores and see they are in a dirty shutdown state.
We have also run the eseutil /r E00 option but this failed with error 1018 (JET_errReadVerifyFailure, Checksum error on a database page) after 1.0 seconds.
We are now running the eseutil /p utility and its takes ages. It seems to have stopped at around 8% on the Repearing Damaged Tables part. (Its been at 8% for the last 25 minutes, but system manager is showing that around 25% of the processor power is being used on this task still)
My question is are we following the right steps and ihow long should this eseutil /p take on a 6gb priv1.edb file? If anyone can offer assistance we would appreciate it.