Cannot mount mailbox store in Exchange after restore from backup
Posted on 2007-03-19
About mid-last week, I restored my exchange storage group on my SBS 2003 box. At the time, I neglected to read up much on the subject so I did not use the "Last Restore Set" check-box. Now I cannot mount the stores. After checking around online, I found that I should run eseutil /cc. When I run this, I get the following error:
operation terminated with error -939523485 (Existing log file is not contiguous.)
I then did some more searching around online and found that I should check consistency and repair the database (eseutil /mh and eseutil /p). Both of these return the following error:
operation terminated with error -1032 (JET_errfileaccessdenied, cannot access file, the file is locked or in use.)
What I don't understand is why it says the database is logged EVEN if I start the server in safe mode, and I have double-checked the permissions to the mdbdata folder, they should all be fine.
I have also tried the recovery (eseutil /r) to no avail. Is my database completely destroyed or is there some way I can get it back online?
(please bear in mind I am still very new to windows server, so if I have missed something very obvious in this process, please let me know.)