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How to Recover an exchange server using edb flat files


I have been approached to resolve this problem and wonder if you can help. (I cringe when telling this story, as there are IT people out there, who implement this!!)
An exchange 2003 Server (SBS03) had its only hard drive fail, and further investigation shows backups on DAT tapes weren't working.
Anyway, data recovery has been made on the failing HD and I have been able to recover the edb and stm files.
Whilst the server as been rebuild with a proper configuration, the server name and org name has changed, therefore, i am unable to work out how i'm going to "mount" these databases.

I have considered creating a recovery storage group, though as i have no store to mount the files into, unless i've done something wrong, i can't do that.

Any urgent help would be required.
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This article should give you a good overview of your options. Since the org and server name has changed its not a simple as a standard recovery.

Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
Use http://www.ontrackpowercontrols.com/

I have used this for a few years to recover anything from an exchange database.

i would suggest looking up this microsoft article which is more apt for your situation


Confirm if you are able to bring up the new exchange server. then follow the article.

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