Problems after running isinteg -fix alltests. All historic emails disappeared

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Problems with Exchange 2003 backup prompted me to run esetuil /r. Once finished I noticed no emails can be read. Outlooks states can't open item. I run isinteg - fix alltests. It deleted all emails.
Windows backup is not working file is corrupted. This is the reason why i wanted to fix the db in the first place.
Is there any way to recovery the emails from transactions files? I have files from since last yr.
Question by:jimmy4040
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    Expert Comment

    I would suggest that you call Microsoft. If you have a complete set of transaction logs then it should be possible to replay those logs in to the database, however it needs to be done with caution. If you decide to continue without Microsoft support, then take a copy of those logs before you try and do anything, as it could be a one time hit.


    Author Comment

    Thanks Mestha.
    I have chosen a different route as only 2 users didn't had their offline settings enable.
    I am using a 3 party utility to get the data from the edb to pst. if it works I will update this post.

    Accepted Solution

    I was able to recover the data using a third party tool. It cost me almost $1000. I would strongly recommend that every users has cahce mode turned on. It helps incase of crisis. Inaddition, I would recommend for those users who uses public folders to add them to favourite incase exchange is every unavailable.
    I was lucky as only data from December last yr to Feb this year had to be recovered.

    If you see users with 2 GB + mailboxes advice that they export to PST and keep it locally incase of emergency.


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