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RESTORING EXCHANGE - CONNECTION TO RESTORE TARGET HAS BEEN LOST USING VERTIAS BACKUP

Hi ALL,

I am carrying out a disaster recovery of our Widoes network and am stuck on restoring the information store for exchange

The Current Steps taken

1. Installed windows 2000 as a standalone making sure i name it the same as the original server
2. Installed Server Pack 4 along with I.E 6 and all security updates and patches.
3. Installed Veritas backup Exe Ver 8.6
4. Re-started in directory services restore mode and restored the system state
5. System then re-boots with the domain environment and active directory
6. I then ensure the information store service is running and go into the properties of the stores and check the box this database can be overwritten by a restore
7. I DO NOT check Commit after restore completes.
8. The restore starts and goes on for about 1 hour but then the job failes - goes on hold

In the job log it states the error CONNECTION  TO RESTORE TARGET HAS BEEN LOST USING VERTIAS BACKUP OPERATION CANCELLED

We are running Windows 2000 server SP4
Exchange 2000 Server SP3
Symantec coprporate edition 8.0
Norton Anti virus for exchange ver 2.0

ANY IDEAS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Look forward to your comments

Amit
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maytrixCommented:
One thing to check is to ensure the backup exec remote agent on the exchange server is still running.  I've seen problems in the past with the agent terminating - that's one thing that could cause this problem.
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C14MLTAuthor Commented:
Hi Maytrix,

Thanks for responding, I have checked and the remote agent is running fine.

I have since progressed, in that I have managed to restore just the info store but now the database will not mount

I have read up on this and ran a ESEUTIL /P which took absolutely ages - we have a 10 GB PRIV1.EDB and it took 42 hours to run

After it was complete the database mounted! does anyone know a switch other then the /P for eseutil that wil bring my databases to a mountable state?

Kind regards

Amit Chandarana
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