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disaster recovery exchange server 2003

My server crash and the last backup is from last wenesday. Is there a way to recover the mailboxes from  the disk? I have all the files in the old hard disk, the exchange folder, I can have access to the files at my old hard disk, how can I restore the excange mailboxes?

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mass2612Commented:
Hi,

Is the server completely dead? Do you need to re-install Windows and Exchange? Is the AD working correctly?

See - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/library/disrecopgde.mspx

This is a good article if the server is completely crashed and needs a re-build.

Recovering a Failed Exchange 2003 Member Server Using the Disaster Recovery Switch
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Failed-Exchange-2003-Member-Server-Using-Disaster-Recovery-Switch.html
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zaldivar05Author Commented:
it is completly dead. We have to rebuild everything but we have all the files at the old hard disk
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mass2612Commented:
This article is probably your best guide then. Try to get a copy of everything off the hard disks before you start messing around it it though.

Recovering a Failed Exchange 2003 Member Server Using the Disaster Recovery Switch
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Failed-Exchange-2003-Member-Server-Using-Disaster-Recovery-Switch.html

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AmitspeedstarCommented:

U can use the disaster recovery option as mentioned above by mass2612 but if a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 computer is clustered, you cannot install Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 with the /disasterrecovery switch on an Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 virtual server Active Directory directory service object. In Exchange 2000 Server, the installation may appear to complete successfully, but the results are unpredictable.

Amit .
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zaldivar05Author Commented:
we finally used a third provider program to migrate te exchage mailbox to pst.

thx
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