Recovering from an exchange server crash.
Posted on 2006-04-24
I have had an exchange server crash! There were no backups taken so everything has been rebuilt from scratch. Yes this is truly a nightmare! All I have for the users to try to retrieve old email is their locally stored OST files. there were no personal folders configured so no PST files at all.
Now that I have the new exchange box up and running is there any way at all that I can recover the old email using the OST files that were stored locally? I will say in advance that I have already tried converting the OST files to PST files using ost2pst, as well as erdemo. niether worked. ost2pst generates an error and erdemo only recovers the last four emails in their entirety and then appears to only have grabbed the email headers for all other mail. Can anyone brighten this DARK situation for me....please...