Exchange store will not mount after power failure
Posted on 2008-11-11
I have a client whose power would be out all day. They switched to a generator to keep the business running. They overloaded the circuit with server 2003 SBS on popped the circuit breaker. After rebooting, the Exchange store will not mount. Event log has event ID 494:
Information Store (3012) First Storage Group: Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it encountered references to a database, 'C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb', which is no longer present. The database was not brought to a Clean Shutdown state before it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database engine will not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the missing database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer available and no longer required, procedures for recovering from this error are available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base or by following the "more information" link at the bottom of this message.
Followed by 454:
Information Store (3012) First Storage Group: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -1216.
The files are all there. What's the fastest way to get this back online? We do have a backup, but it's off-site. Downloading 25 GB would take quite a while - or they would have to ship out a disk... I'm hoping to get this up sooner. Everything else on the server seems to work just fine.