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Recovery of failed exchange server

Posted on 2007-04-02
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We are simulating a motherboard crash on our exchange server.  We have system state backups and complete OS windows backup and our exchange stores are on a SAN.  I think we should be able;
 1) Shut down live email server and build a new clean O/S on a new (identical hardware)  
2) Restore system state, Windows OS and exchange binarys data back to new server
3) Restart new server and check connection to AD & DNS (should be no need to join to domain or reset computer account) Need to figure out how to start exchange services without mounting databases, Any ideas????
4) Ensure datbases are accessible on SAN
5) Mount the databases and check for errors
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by:rakeshmiglani
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there is a checkbox in the database properties when checked via ESM
it is called "do not mount at startup". when you check that the stores don't mount when the service is started.
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Hi, just 2 questions, 1) DO you think the restore procedure above (attempting to restore a operating system backup set c:\, system state and all subfolders including program files from NTBackup) and a backup of exchange binarys) will work?  I am NOT installing exchange with disasterrecovery option like Microsoft seem to only support as mechanism for recovering a crashed exchange member server?

1) Do you think this "do not mount..." tab will be available as I think exchange will only be available in Start menu after the 1st reboot and thus will have automatically started and mounted any stores on SAN drives after reboot?
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the restore that you are talking about is called "computer set restore"
you can check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125070.aspx for different restore methods
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