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How do I replace an existing exchange 2007 database with an old backup copy I have.

Ok here is the problem I had an issue when I moved the mail database to another location. So what I did was recreate a new mailbox database.

Now I have the old mailbox database in a folder. How can I replace this new mailbox database with the old
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Glen KnightCommented:
You can either use a Recovery Storage Group or just replace the store with the backup store.

See here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998848(EXCHG.80).aspx?wt.svl=disasterrecovery
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sobeservices2Author Commented:
Please helpnow can I just replace the current datebase with the old. I've read all that microsoft and it doesn't help me much.

Steps help please?
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Glen KnightCommented:
As I said you should just be able to overwrite the new store with the backup version.
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sobeservices2Author Commented:
The edb has different name?
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Glen KnightCommented:
OK, I'm confused can you explain what happened and what you did?
This will help me to better understand what needs to be done to correct it.
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sobeservices2Author Commented:
Ok what I orginally did was Used the windows SBS Console and moved the exchange data using the wizard to another location on the server. Then I came to work in the morning and users could not connect to the exchange server. I noticed that the database could not be mounted. So what I did was recreated a new mailbox database.

Now I still have the old database files and folders. What I would like to do is replace the current running one with the old one.

The window backup and recovery wizard did not work for me.

So How can I import the files from the old one and have them over write the current running one???

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Glen KnightCommented:
Is there anything in the new one?
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sobeservices2Author Commented:
Currently no
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Glen KnightCommented:
You can try renaming the old file to the same as the new one and then copy the old one over the top.  Never tried it with different names buy it won't do any harm to try.
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sobeservices2Author Commented:
just did it did not work:(
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Glen KnightCommented:
I think your only option is to create a recovery storage group (RSG) as per: http://www.petri.co.il/using_rsg_in_exchange_2007.htm
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crossfiredCommented:
You should be able to use the Exchange 2007 Tool Box. Select "database recovery management". Now you should be able to stop the exchange services and swap the databases freely. Put your old databases back and start the services. Then, Run the (from the tool box) "verify Database and transaction log files" ;and that should get you started. You can also select "repair" the database, as well as create a recovery storage group as demazter suggests. It is fairly automated and you should be able to get some more information if nothing else. Let me know how it comes out.

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sobeservices2Author Commented:
This
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