Exchange Server Hard drive had permissions problems, won't remount stores
Posted on 2006-06-14
Windows 2003 Server, Exchange 2003, got in a bit of trouble with some directory permissions and Exchange services won't start.
I have tried everything to get the permissions restored, but I am past the point of trying... I have a new Server built with Exchange 2003 and empty stores, and the old drive with Exchange on it is a secondary drive. I can see the Exchange Folder but...
How do I extract the old stores from the secondary drive that once was an active Exchange drive, to the new fresh Exchange?
I did back up the stores, however, it appears there was some damage as the normal backup restore process stalls and says some unrecognized files are present. I tried one of those backup corrupt file recovery trial version software, which seem to find the stores, but before I spend the $150 for the recovery software, is there a way to get what I need from the old drive?
I have older working backups but I really want the newest stores.