Exchange 2003 Enterprise SP2 , After Power outage, Strange Behaviour HELP URGENT
Posted on 2007-10-11
We had a power outage, and the UPS devices wouldn't hold the server up so we gracefully shut it down. After the power was restored, I brought up the DC's one at a time, 3 of them to be exact. then I brought up Exchange. The backups ran last night with no problems. A hard drive in the array that the msg store is on died@ 4:22 this morning, it has been replaced and is rebuilding at the moment. Then at 4:28 this morning event log is beginning to fill with Cache Page Check sum errors. But now things are really getting strange. Users are experiencing the following issues....
1)Users are no longer able to move or delete items
2) The deleted Items folder an most of the clients (outlook 2003) are filling with old deleted items from the past.
3) No one can sent an email with an attachment ( Operation Failed error message)
4) the Out box folder never refreshes items that have successfully been sent.
So I know what to do as far as the repair of the data base using eseutil and isinteg -s.... But I'm wondering if, when the server came back up, something else happened that is causing this odd behaviour for all my clients in outlook.
All the services are running that should be I think,....? Both stores ( pub/priv) are running and mounted....
Please help me diagnose this ASAP
TIA to all experts