I have two questions regarding a problem I just had with our mailing system, the problem basically is with the extraction of two mailboxes of a backup.
One of the guys, I work with messed up an user mailbox and required to restore user mails, since I had yesterday backup I said no problem, I just mount the backup, extract the mailbox with ExMerge and no big deal. But there is a saying, "Appearances can be deceiving ..."
To make the long story short, I could not mount the backup due to a dirty shutdown flag on the database. I had to perform the painful recovery process and then mount the database on the production mail server, and when run the ExMerge tool, I received the error on the image attached. According to MS, the error is because I am using the EXMERGE version for Exchange 2000 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818469
), but I have download the right version from their site and the same story. Q1. How can have EXMERGE extracting mailboxes from this Mail Store?
And then I thought, plan A failed, let try mounting the another Exchange server (attached image2) and mount the Mail Store and extract mailboxes from there and then I had problems again with the following Exchange errors:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeIS
Event Category: General
Event ID: 1088
Time: 3:22:40 PM
The information store could not be loaded because the distinguished name (DN) /O=XXXXX/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN= of message database "Recovery Back\BK" does not match the DN of directory /O=XXXXX/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=.
The database may have been restored to a computer that is in an organization or site different than the original database.
and this error
Error 0x4fc starting Storage Group /DC=org/DC=xxxxx/CN=Config
istrative Groups/CN=First Administrative Group/CN=Servers/CN=HRSRV6
ry Back on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store.
MDB failed to start.
Q2: How can I mount a backup from a X Exchange to Y Exchange and extract mailboxes?
Ideas, and comments are welcome!.