How do I recover Exchange 2007 if I have the transactions logs and database file

Hi guys, I am using Exchange 2007. THis is a single server with all roles in it. I'm in the process of transfering my database and logs partition to the SAN storage. I will be doing snap shot of the SAN storage 2 times daily. May I know if there is a failure of my exchange server or a corrupted database, how do I do a recovery using the snapshot in my SAN?
Scenario 1: Managed to get the same hardware up but want to recover using the snapshot in the SAN (With some mails lost)
Scenario 2: Total hardware failure. Attached another server to the SAN. (how do i recover the exchange using the snapshot from the SAN)?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
1. You can attach a new SAN or some drive and use your backup software to restore and work.
2. If the server crashed you canbring a new server with the same name and run the /m:recoverserver and get it up and attach the SAN and start working.
totallypatrickAuthor Commented:
Yes I do know that I can use the switch but I would need more details. Lets break it down step by step. Say the server crashed and I would setup another server. I will connect the new server to the SAN with the same exact drive letters. Say C: for Exchange program, D: for database and E: for logs.
i) Reset original exchange server account in AD
ii) Join new exchange server to the AD with the same name
iii) Run setup with the /recoverserver switch

Is that all?

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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yeah thats correct ...... you have got the scenario.
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