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1018 error

Posted on 2005-04-06
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I'm getting a -1018 databse error on one of my Exchange 2003 servers on the private store. Public store isn't reporting any errors. The server is still functional, I'm not seeing any negative effects (yet) except that I can't do a backup. My questions is, once I find and fix the hardware problem, can I create a new store on another disk array attached to the server, move all the mailboxes to the new store then just delete the original store? I figured this would cause less disruption than doing a restore of the original database.

Has anyone had any experience doing this?


Question by:Jamie McKillop
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Exchange_Admin earned 2000 total points
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Yes you can do that if you have the enterprise version of Exchange installed.
That is actually a good plan.

It is also good that you are going to track down the hardware issue and correct this first.
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by:Jamie McKillop
ID: 13719439
I just read that E2K3 SP1 will automatically fix single bit errors that cause -1018. I'm going to track down the hardware problem then install SP1. Hopefully this is a single bit error and I won't have to recreate the store.


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