Moved mailbox but ran out of space...Now gone?
Posted on 2010-01-04
I had an Exchange 2003 Server that has 4 storage groups.
I wanted to move one of the larger 17gb mailboxes to another database so I started the move.
I forgot I needed at least 17gb of free space to make the move. It stopped after 2gb.
So I deleted the 2gb it had moved to the newly created store and then deleted that store.
The original mailbox was still in the first store.
Since then, a backup ran and the original mailbox is no longer found in that original storage group.
If I right click on that user in AD and go to exchange tasks, it has the option to create a new mailbox.
Hesitant in doing that since I don't know if I can reconnect the old 17gb mailbox to it?
The only backup is a bkf that runs every night so I now have a backup AFTER the mailbox was already gone.
What to do?? Side note: Cache mode was not on the users workstation.