exchange server died ..... no bkups .... need new server building ...need advice re: failed exchange
Posted on 2006-11-16
Hi. I've got a client who has 3x servers.
This may be incorrect place.
a) 1x server 2003 (First DC .. file storage) DC
b) 1x server 2003, Exchange 2003 (dont know if sp1) DC
c) 1x server 2003, apps server.
b server is dead. WELL and truly. Disk failure, no change of resurrecting. No bkups of system state or IS.
I have built a new server that is member of the domain at the mo.
I have NOT promoted to DC or installed exchange yet.
Any suggestions as b serverhas gone down without EXCHANGE being uninstalled.
Shall i just promote this new server.install exchange and manually create mailboxes all over again in ADUC.
please respond asap..Client has NO EMAIL at mo.
Just to be straight.
DISKS and ARRAY are dead. NO BKUPS of B server at all
I am creating A NEW B SERVER.