MS Exchange missing/corrupt log files
Posted on 2009-04-09
Our Exchange Server shut down on Monday night becasue it ran out of space on the Hard Disk Drives. It was a clean Shutdown and we backed it up.
We managed to restore the database yesterday after making more space available (36 hours later). Email then worked for about 18 hours until it crashed today.
We ran the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant v1.1 which gave us the following
Database status is Dirty Shutdown
There are missing or mismatched log files.
Missing or mismatched log files: E0000030FB6.log E0000030FC1.log (Ive converted these from hex to decimal and it equates to 11 log files in total).
Problems with the log files listed above must be resolved before this database can be recovered.
How can we get Exchange back up and running? We are thinking of restoring the clean shutdown backup from monday night and then trying to replay the available log files generated during the 18 hours that Exchange was running between yesterday and this morning.