Possibility of restoring brick-level backup (BackupExec) without original infostore?
Posted on 2007-10-09
We have a server that contained among other things an exchange server. The raid on the server failed and seems to have corrupted the file system, so the Information store is corrupt, unreadable and so far unrepairable, at least with tools we have used, Eseutil, Office exchange recovery tool and Ontrack Powercontrols. None of them can really help in regard of "mounting" the information store.
Anyway... the system admin who first set up the backup job seems to not have understood the difference between Infostore backup and brick-level backups, where he has ONLY done a brick-level backyp on all the mailboxes.
Crashed server: Exchange 2003 SP2 Standard (patchlevel xxx) on Windows 2003 SP2
Exchange 2003 SP2 Standard (patchlevel xxx) on Windows 2003
BackupExec 9.1 + exchange agent option
Exchange 2003 SP2 Standard (patchlevel xxx) on Windows 2003 SP2
BackupExec 11d + exchange agent option
My question is, is there anyway to restore just the backed up mailboxes from the brick-level backups to a new server in anyway? A colleague and I have looked around quite a bit and have not been able to find any tool or decent documentation regarding this...
Each time we try restoring BackupExec 11d (we are using the for the restore process) it says is:
Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e000848c - Unable to attach to a resource. Make sure that all selected resources exist and are online, and then try again.
For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-33932
/Dave and Spencer - LC24