Exchange 2003 isinteg questions

I have a corruption of a couple of messages in my Store, but eseutil didn't/couldn't fix. I see lots of posts of the danger of isinteg, so please answer my questions specifically. I do not have enough space on the Exchange drive, so any temp file must be done on another drive (d:).
1. Command to backup the store to another drive (d:)
2. isinteg command to fix (any temp data on d:)
3. command option to restore 1. if necessary.
No hyperlinks to KBs please. I have read enough to be confused!
Tim ShortOffice 365 for BusinessAsked:
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
1. Command to backup the store to another drive (d:) - dismount the store - copy the .EDB and .STM files to another drive for backup.  You can also take the entrie contents of the directory including log files too if you have space.
2. isinteg command to fix (any temp data on d:) isinteg -s servername -fix -test alltests
3. command option to restore 1. if necessary. Copy the files back again
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Tim ShortOffice 365 for BusinessAuthor Commented:
Thank you, does the server not need space for point 2. like eseutil does?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No - thankfully!
eseutil can get hungry on defragmentation needing 110% of the store size in free space but isinteg has no such requirements.
It is recommended to run isinteg twice - the first time it will fix errors, the second to make sure there are no further errors.  If you see errors the second time (that were fixed), then run it again until 0 Errors and 0 Fixes is displayed in the last line.
Also, make sure you run the command from within a command prompt.  I have seen people try to just click start> run> isinteg ...... and then the screen disappears!
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