What is the best method to rebuild an exchange server with a corupt database?
Our exchange 2003 enterprise server has been reporting 474 errors after it's online defrag/maintenance every morning. With a full work load I have been unable to tend to this issue and now it has bit me in the you know what.
Here is what I have:
-I have backed up a copy of the priv1.ebd and .stm to tape
-moved them to a different location on the exchange server
-mounted the store and had it create new (dial tone DB)
-for some reason mail would not send or recieve
-tried telnet to exchange server on port 25 and issued a ehlo command
-recieved the following error: "454 Temporary EXPS-Authentication failure"
-gave up on the dial tone DB idea and started a esutil /p on the priv1.edb
-it's currently running and been at the "deleting unicode fixup table" stage for a few hours now
-once complete I plan on running esutil /d to defrag followed byisinteg -s <servername> -fix -test alltests
Provided the above repair works and the database mounts I might be OK for now.
IF that doesn't work.....I will be left with building the exchange from scratch. What is the best method here? I have AD to tell me what accounts need to have mailboxes but what is the fastest/best method to get mail flowing again from this point?
If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.