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Hi All,

I'm trying (as a test) to recover a replicated database on our other exchange server.

Now, i've got as far as running this command to check the status of the replicated database:
ESEUTIL /MH (path to database file) and can see the database is in a 'Dirty Shutdown' (see attached log).

So now, I am trying to run the following ESEUTIL /R command to recover the database, but keep getting an error. The attached log says it needs a couple of logs, so am trying to point it. Can anyone see where i'm going wrong?


Usage Error: Invalid argument 'D:\Exchange Logs\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\Log" /S E:\Exchange'. Options must be preceded by '-' or '/'.


My log files are in: D:\Exchange Logs\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\Log\
And the database is: E:\Exchange Server\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\
[PS] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Exchange\Exchange Server\Bin>ESEUTIL /R E01 /I "D:\Exchange Logs\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\Log\" /S "E:\Exchange Server\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\"

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please follow this article and reaccess your command
http://www.exchange-genie.com/2007/08/standby-continuous-replication-scr/
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by:PeterHing
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Thanks AbhijeetNigam,

I'm following it - and get this:

Initiating RECOVERY mode...
Logfile base name: E01
Log files: D:\Exchange Logs\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\Log
System files: D:\Exchange Logs\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\Log
Database Directory: E:\Exchange Server\Mailbox\2nd Storage Group (CP)\CP Mailbox Database.edb
Performing soft recovery...
Operation completed successfully in 0.62 seconds.

But when I go back and check the stats of the database, it says it's still in a Dirty Shutdown state. Does this mean i'm going to have to do a hard receovery?
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Since the softrecovery didn't worked out that means the log files information was not correct .
Now we have 2 options
restore from backup
or
Hard recovery
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by:PeterHing
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ok - so in my test, I'm assuming Server1 has blown up - hence the reason for recovery.

Do you know what command I would use for the Hard Recovery? I have tried:
ESEUTIL /c <database path> but get an error
but receive an error.

Thanks for your help so far - it's hard when instructions 'assume' things will work!
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