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Need to mount Exchange Information Store for restore

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Hi.

I need to mount an Exchange Information Store (I only have the priv1.edb-file) for restore of one user's mailbox. I have set up a virtual SBS2003 with Exchange SP2 for this job. I have used the same names (I think), and have now copied the priv1.edb file to this server, and renamed the original priv1.edb and priv1.stm, meaning I now have no priv1.stm.

When trying to mount it, it fails with Event ID 619: Information Store (456) First Storage Group: Attempted to attach database 'C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb' but it is a database restored from a backup set on which hard recovery was not started or did not complete successfully.

How can I fix this? I've tried running various options with eseutil, but they all fail saying it cannot find priv1.stm...
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by:rakeshmiglani
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what all options did you use with eseutil ?
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by:alc-felles
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I tried /d, /p, /g, all fail with can't find streaming file.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555146 should help you to re-create the stm file
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by:alc-felles
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That worked great, thank you. I was now able to mount the Exchange Store. The question now is - how can I get to the user's mailbox? The virtual SBS2003 I'm currently running has no users in AD.
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by:rakeshmiglani
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the mailboxes under the mailbox store should have a list of disconnected mailboxes.
you can create a account in AD (don't mailbox enable it)
after that you can connect this new account to the disconnected mailbox in exchange system manager.
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by:alc-felles
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This is somewhat strange - I've mounted priv1.edb (785MB), but there are no data to be found - when I click it in ESM it looks empty - there are no listings of mailboxes or anything. What has happened..?
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what was the database size earlier?
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Database size was the same before, or perhaps just 1MB smaller. However, I started the server today, and suddenly all the data was available... Perhaps there is some kind of maintenance running every now and then (I'm not that familiar with Exchange) that did some cleanup? Perhaps Exchange System Attendant..? Anyways, all is now ok. Thanks for all your help!
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