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Posted on 2007-12-03
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I have an SBS Server that crashed and had to do a parallel install  to get the server backup and have all of the original info on the 1st version. How do i get to the exchange folders to restore user data
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did you install Exchange already? did u install another SBS server with the same name ...etc?

If you installed a new SBS server, i.e. u started a new life, u need to install Exchange, also new and then restore the backup you have (if you have any) or copy the EDB and the STM files to the new server, mount the store, you will find all the mailboxes disconnected so you will need to connect them back to the users one by one.

If you explain more about the current status spicially:

1 - Did u start a new server from sratch without replicating with the other? if the new is SBS then they wont connect to each other.

2 - Do you have any kind of Exchange backup?

then we can do it step by step.

MG
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MG, I was able to recover, but I appreciate the quick response. Can you help tell me
1. What are the EDB and STM Files
2. How do backup Exchange
3. Do you have any kind of links on how to's regarding this
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The EDB and the STM files are the database of Exchange, usually they are located in c:\program files\exchsrvr\MDBDATA, also you will have files .chk and .log which are the logs files.

The best way to backup Exchange is to use your backup software to do online backup, if you don't have any you can use NTBACUP is really effective.

here are some step by step articles:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Backup-Restore-NTBACKUP.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258243

please let me know if you need more help.

Thank you.
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