We have Exchange / Active directory installed on a pc in our office. In the event of a failure this is the 1st pc that we need to restore.
I have done several test restores doing the following steps
Install fresh server 2003.
Restore all system drives
Log in in DSR mode and restore System State
When i then log in in normal mode, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP all work.
However Exchange will not start and in the event veiwer i get the message "Storage Group - Initialization of Jet Failed"
I have ran several tests and i can get the database to mount using eseutil /p however this takes about 10 hours to run.
I have tried setting the databases to Overwritable and restoring the Storage group from DPM, however this Randomly crashes out with an "ID 42 - Access Denied" error at different stages each time i run the restore.
Is there anything else i can do to speed up our restore time?
DPM does run eseutil when backing up the server.