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Windows 2003 SBS server reattach Exchange database

I had a my Windows 2003 SBS server crash on me today, the server I had it installed on had the OS installed on one standalone drive, and the Exchange and shares on a RAID controller. The standalone drive died today, so I'm replacing it, and installing Windows 2003 SBS back on it. I do regular backups of the system, and don't expect any issues with restoring all the Active Directory stuff, but rather than restore Exchange from the backup, I want to know if I can just reattach the current Exchange database on the RAID, as it will have more recent data in it than the backup.
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This information was exactly what I was looking for. Due to the importance of the data though, I ended up getting Microsoft support involved. The log files were kept on the RAID, but there was a corruption in the database, which Microsoft was able to work around and get me back up and running.