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SRS Database Wont Mount / Restore

Morning All !

On one of our many exchange 2003 servers seems to be a bit of a problem with the SRS Database .. When you Start (or restart) the SRS service you get Event #494 Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      ESE
Event Category:      Logging/Recovery
Event ID:      494
Date:            18/04/2006
Time:            13:23:50
User:            N/A
Computer:      FLETCHERSEX
Description:
MSExchangeSRS (7704) SRS Storage: Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it encountered references to a database, 'C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\SRSDATA\srs.edb', which is no longer present. The database was not brought to a Clean Shutdown state before it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database engine will not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the missing database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer available and no longer required, procedures for recovering from this error are available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base or by following the "more information" link at the bottom of this message.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.


and #454

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      ESE
Event Category:      Logging/Recovery
Event ID:      454
Date:            18/04/2006
Time:            13:23:50
User:            N/A
Computer:      FLETCHERSEX
Description:
MSExchangeSRS (7704) SRS Storage: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -1216.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

But that file C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\SRSDATA\srs.edb does exist .. cant be found on a backup tape to restore the damnt hing .. I have run eseutil repair on it (becuase it was corrupt apparently) but still same thing .. is there any way to create a blank database by removing this file and stopping / starting information store ? help !
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nfoods
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nfoodsAuthor Commented:
Ok, Found this from MS ...

o re-create an SRS:

1.
      

Install a second Exchange 2000 computer in the site, if necessary.

2.
      

Start Exchange System Manager from the other Exchange 2000 computer. You cannot run Exchange System Manager remotely when you create a new SRS database, although you can attach to the server by using a Terminal Services session, which has all the required characteristics of an actual local console session.

3.
      

Click to expand Tools to display the Site Replication Services container.

4.
      

Each SRS in your organization should be listed as Microsoft Exchange Site Replication Service (server_name). If, instead, Directory Replication Service (administrative_group_name) is displayed, click Site Replication Service View on the View menu.

5.
      

Click the Site Replication Services container, click Action, click New, and then click Site Replication Service.

6.
      

When you create a new SRS, directory updates are performed that are similar to the directory updates that are performed when you join a new server to a site. Be patient because it may take several minutes, or even longer, for the process to finish.

7.
      

After you create the new SRS, you can delete the original SRS on the first server.

8.
      

To move the SRS back to the original server, perform steps 2 through 5 again, but reverse the server on which each action is performed.

REALLY dont want to build another server just to fix this problem .. and I dont have a backup of the SRS .. I did try and copy the srs.edb from another locations on a test server but wont allow it .. says name doesnt match ... still open to idea's !
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NetoMeter ScreencastsCommented:
You don't have to build another Exchange server.
Just use one of the existing Exchange 2003 servers.

Dean
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nfoodsAuthor Commented:
There is is only this 1 server in this admin group .. I went to another server to create and asks for a server but non of them are in the admin group i wanted ..
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NetoMeter ScreencastsCommented:
I don't think you have a choice then.

It is not such a big deal adding a second Exchange 2003 and it will not take that much time too if it is a fast machine.

Dean
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