Using edb and stm files without ANY of the accompanying log files, chk files etc
Posted on 2008-11-09
We are using Exchange 2003 with no problems. We are using NTBackup for backing up Exchange with no issues. We also use Retrospect 7.6 to backup exchange. We have a recovery storage group. Our one and only mail store includes mailbox and public folder stores together. We can run an Exchange Restore to Recovery Storage group using NT backup with NO PROBLEMS (DANTZ, did you hear that? The FREE program HAS NO PROBLEMS restoring to a recovery storage group in spite of the presence of a public folder store in the backed up data). But, when we try to do an Exchange Recovery using Retrospect, it fails at the very very end after restoring the 45GB total equivalent recovered.edb and recovered.stm files (renamed here for clarity) to the recovery folder. It fails because the remaining 300MB of public folders cant be restored (nice going Retrospect - NOT). Anyway, I am VERY confident that the edb and stm files are totally fine but when I try to mount them Microsoft starts yelling at me with event ID 619, 9519 and 9518 in that order. I hope and assume there MUST be a way to tell Exchange to IGNORE any and ALL OTHER files in the folder other than the recovered.edb and recovered.stm files (renamed here for clarity) but I cant figure it out. I have numerous tapes made by retrospect with old files that I need to recover some mailbox data from. The restore.env file is empty so eseutil /cc does not seem to be an option either (THanks again Retrospect.) I know about Ontrack but am not looking to go that route. I want to solve THIS problem not find a $1000 workaround.