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build to build upgrade mode for exchange 2007

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Started SP1 update stopped halfway through. It has removed the binary files and will not continue the update
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Hi:
Please give us some more detail here.  Did you try to run the SP1 upgrade on an existing Exchange 2007 Server? If so, about what point did the process fail? (initially, while updating files, after file update but before finishing?)  Also, do you still have your EDB and LOG files from the server, or did those get removed as well?  Or did you try something completely different and/or have a totally different outcome?

All isn't lost, if you have the EDB and LOG files, copy them to another machine, then on the original box use the /RecoverServer system to re-build the Exchange system itself.
See more on that here: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Exchange-2007-Server-RecoverServer-switch.html

Please let us know what happened, though, so we can offer more specific advice.
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Sorry for the long delay of getting back. Client really screwed 'da pooch on this one! Ran SP1 and crapped out in the middle. It removed most of Exchange files that were to be upgraded. So client tried reinstall of Ex07 and could not get anything to work. Ended up a 36 hour marathon with rebuild and restore from NTBackup, repairing DB with MS support, which by the way was excellent this time. Advised client next time to call before doing anything they do not understand. Yes, that would be the solution but client had gone way beyond the perimeter fence with no path back..... Thanks.
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