Exchange store does not mount when the server restarts
Posted on 2009-04-28
I had to rebuild my backend Exchange server after the server went down. I have a backend server and a frontend server using RPC-HTTP.
When the server went down it was at SP2 and so is the front end. I rebuilt the server and installed Exchange using the Disaster Recovery switch and upgraded it to SP2 (maybe a mistake?).
Because I have a small organization I just backed up everyones email to a pst through Outlook. I then deleted the Exchange store that was there and the data out of the files, so it would mount a blank store. I then mounted the store. I then recreated the Exchange accounts and setup the accounts in Outlook for each of the users. I then imported the PST for each of the accounts.
Everything seemed to be working fine, but I just had a power outage yesterday. The server shut down via a managed shutdown from the UPS. But when it restarted, it did not mount the Exchange store on the backend server. I was able to remount it manually though, and it works fine. however I have tested the server again by restarting it, and the same error happens.
Any ideas on what could cause this and where i should start to look?