MS Exchange missing/corrupt log files

Posted on 2009-04-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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.
Question by:GerryPeak
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Expert Comment

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if you restore a clean shutdown db you can not replay any further log files. (because the db is in clean shutdown!). You can only restore the clean shutdown db , or you run eseutil /p on the dirty shutdown db. If you do that, run eseutil /p afterwards. After you ran eseutil /p you have to remove all the log files in the dir to mount the db.

Expert Comment

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PS: You can try to import the LOG Files with eseutil /r

It´s worth a try

Author Comment

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The problem is the mismatched or missing log files. We have not run esutil /p yet and perhaps we should be looking at Cross-Matching Exchange Databases and Log Files:

Expert Comment

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This article only describes how to identify the correct log files . But if log files are missing? I do not know any technique to restore a db with missing log files. Sorry
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PS: You can try to import the LOG Files with eseutil /r

I;ve loooked at that artice and it isn't clear how to IMPORT log files into a clean shut down?
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Expert Comment

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eseutil /p will sort the problem out and let you mount the store again

Author Comment

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We were unable to replay the log files on the clean shut down exchange database

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