We are running SBS 2003 sp2. Three days ago all of the private contacts and most of the mail (around 80%) of it disappeared. I've checked the size of priv1.edb and found that it has not, a few MBs aside, changed in the past week. This led me to run eseutil /p. I got the "successfully completed with 205 (unknown ..." statement. I still am missing the info. I have tried to restore the data from backup using ntbackup. I did check the "this database can be overwritten by restore" box, I did dismount the store, and i did check the "Last backup" option. That yielded no results. I tried to restore to an older backup with the same result. I must be missing something. There are no errors pertaining to exchange in the event log. So, I'm stumped and my sales force is completely down until I can recover these contacts.
thanks in advance
p.s the public DBs seem unaffedted by this.