Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

How to recover all historical mail boxes from a reinstalled server with no system state backup, MDBDATA files appear to be fine. This was SBS so AD is being rebuilt on a separate server.

Posted on 2008-10-17
1
Medium Priority
?
212 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Let me start this by saying all we want is the historical emails in the exchange info store. Getting them in .pst will be fine.

I have a customer that had Microsoft Small business 2003, and they were using the Exchange piece. So AD, Exchange and SQL were all running on the same server. The server has crashed, we did a parallel install with "2003 standard edition". We are building a new domain controller on a separate server. So the domain will be up shortly. We have migrated all 6 users to GOOGLE APPS, so they are sending and receiving email. We will be installing Exchange on the 2003 member server once the domain is up. We plan on staying with GOOGLE APPS even after all this is through.

- At this point we have no AD domain, we will be recreating it.

- We still have the option of naming the server the exact same name as before if we need to.

With SQL server if you have this kind of failure, you can just re-install SQL and attach the data and log files&so&my question is how can I recover all the user mailboxes once the new Exchange server is installed?

Re-installing SBS is not an option, we don't have the CDs.
0
Comment
Question by:sqlagent007
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Durrant earned 2000 total points
ID: 22748064
If you just want to export the raw data to PSTs use PowerControls by Ontrack.

http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/email-recovery-software/

You could also use a RSG once the new server is up:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_23691238.html
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

After hours on line I found a solution which pointed to the inherited Active Directory permissions . You have to give/allow permissions to the "Exchange trusted subsystem" for the user in the Active Directory...
How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question