Solved

Exactly how to update an old Exchange .EDB using recent logs and the .STM file?

Posted on 2009-07-01
5
646 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Lat week I had disk issues on an Exchange Server 2003 (SBS2003). After a painful process of scanning and copying the data from the bad disk to a new one, I got Exchange back up and running with pre-crash DB for a few days. However, yesterday, the priv1.edb file got reduced from around 20Gig to 0 Bytes, after a CHKDSK. (I suspect there's a problem with the drive controller, because it's still reporting Delayed Write Failed errors despite the new disk and new cable)

Luckily, I had last weeks barely functioning disk and managed to get off another copy of last week's MDBDATA folder, complete with logs and .STM file.

So I've moved the recent MDBDATA folder (like I say, it has the logs and stm file in it too) into another location. 2 logs files couldn't be copied because of corruption - so it's short of these files.

I then put last weeks copy in its place at C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\

I then mounted the stores - and viola -  I've got last week's DB online.

Now... can I update this older .EDB file with the more recent .STM and logs? If so, how exactly do I do this? (I'm a relative Noobie at this). ESEUTIL?

And does it matter that a few of the log files are missing? Will it complete and miss out some data, or not even complete?
0
Comment
Question by:peter-h
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
ID: 24757664
The following link describes how to replay the log files and should bring your .EDB up to date from your remaining log files.  It should answer all your questions.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997761(EXCHG.65).aspx 
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:peter-h
ID: 24760459
Thanks Alan. Looks perfect for what I think I need to know. Will let you know how it goes...

0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 24993122
I would imagine that Peter is working happily by now and just neglected to close off the question.  He would have come back if it had not worked, so I would recommend closing the question and awarding me the points (although I am slightly biased ;-) )
0

Featured Post

Save on storage to protect fatherhood memories

You're the dad who has everything. This Father's Day, make sure your family memories are protected. My Passport Ultra has automatic backup and password protection to keep your cherished photos and videos safe. With up to 3TB, you have plenty of room to hold the adventures ahead.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now