I had a problem last night with one of our exchange 2003 servers, basically we were getting an error that the database was inconsisitent and the mail store was failing to load. I tried to restore from the backup generated a couple of days ago using ntbackup but somehow the backup was corrupted and we were unable to load it up.
We do weekly disk cloning on the exchange servers and luckily we had a cloned hard drive available which was done about 7 days ago. When restoring everything will the clients connect to the exchange server and upload the emails that they have stored during the last 7 days thus updating the database on the server or it does not work that way ?
In case not what steps should we take to ensure that the database on the server will be updated with the data from the clients.