Can we recover Exchange 2003 SBS Public Folders from a failed server?
Posted on 2007-10-10
Hope you can provide some guidance on this one:
- Dell Poweredge Server running MS Windows 2003 SBS server patched to Windows 2003 SBS SP1 and Exchange SP1.
- Domain only contained a single server.
- Server ran out of disk space on C:\ and trashed the Windows operating system.
- Exchange database was stored on a separate volume D:\ but the Exchange server application had been installed on C:\
- Public folders were stored as part of C:\Program Files\
- Data on the server was backed up to tape using MS backup but inspection of the tape has shown that the Exchange data was not being backed up correctly, therefore there is no chance of being able to recover the system from backup.
- We have been able to recover the data from the servers HDDs by mounting the HDDs in another server. This data has been copied off to an external HDD.
- Two new larger HDDs (146GB SCSI HDDs) have been fitted to the Dell server and a fresh installation of SBS has been carried out (with a much larger C:\ volume). The server name, domain name and netbios name have been kept the same as the previous build.
- The standard installation of SBS has created a new AD, Exchange setup and Exchange public folders. We have also created new user accounts and Exchange mailboxes for the users.
- We have been able to recover the users Outlook data by converting the Outlook.ost files stored on their PCs into Outlook.pst files and then importing this into their new Exchange mailboxes.
Question therefore -
How can we recover the Public folders from the HDD containing the data from the failed build and import that into the new public folder?