Hardware failed - need to restore exchange using old MDBDATA folder - help!
Posted on 2006-06-10
I'm in a bit of tight spot I think. Got an SBS 2003 server that the hardware failed on. The MDBDATA directory was located on a seperate disk in another enclosure and didn't go down with the server. There are no recent backups of the server. I've recovered the file server data and have reinstalled onto new equipment.
I'm now at the stage where I've got a blank exchange server (not connected to the internet so no mail coming in either). Active directory and Exchange are populated with the 30 or so accounts that used to be there - although no ones quite sure of the exact number.
Now I know that I can't just dump the old priv.x and pub.x files over the top of the new ones but is there some procedure I can go through to do more or less that?
The server had circular logging so there's only log files E00 and the latest one there.
If a few hours of email are lost we can deal with it.
Many thanks in advance,