This was the nightmare senario, we had a new server which we were about to migrate to. The day we were to start the process the old server failed. It wouldn't boot at all. Thankfully we had full (working) backups. I tried to restore according to the following article; http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/support/articles/backup_restore_sbs2003.mspx
. This did not complete successfully as when after the restore process finished and the system rebooted we initially recieved some lsass errors. I tried it a second time and this time it did reboot but didnt come up into the domain.
I have rebuilt the domain from the ground up which is all fine. Everything is working again. I just wanted to pull the mail out of the old Exchange db's. I had thought I could do this using Recovery Storage Groups, however, when I do this the databases won't mount. I am guessing that its something to do with the fact its a new domain and those dbs are from the old domian. I have used the same naming conventions for the new domain as was on the old one, but obviously the guid/sid's etc are different.
Is this my problem? What are my options? Can I mount the old dbs somehow and pull mail out of them, maybe exmerge or something?
Please help, this is the last part of a long process!
Thanks in advance