Exchange Server Hard Crash
Posted on 2006-11-21
I have a pretty difficult situation here.
1. My exchange server which is also a domain controller, had a hard Raid failure. Since I seem to have drive readablity, I think I will be able to the pub and priv stores back. I don't have a back up as I was in the middle of some other issues so it took a back seat over the past couple weeks.
Here is my question. How do I go about getting my data back online provided I have the public and private stores. If I remember right, I need to have the same machine name and the same directory structure to do this. However, do I completely remove the Failed Server from Active Directory and then reintroduce it into Active Directory and reinstall exchange?
I have a sub domain that has the exchange management installed on one server but is not configured as an exchange server. Will that be of any benefit to me?
I guess just give me some direction as I am working on getting my data back.
btw - Raid 5 is evil. This is the 3rd time it has burned me..never again. Raid 1 all the way.