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Running isinteg on repaired and defraged database.  What is in the mbdata folder?

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Hi all

I have a corrupted database and I need to repair it ths weekend.  I made a copy of the database earlier and ran a test to see how long it would take in real time to repair it and defrag it.  I know the next step is the isinteg process, but unfortunately, I can't run a test on that.  I do have a question.  After I copy my repaired databases back to my Exchange server and put them in the Mddata folder, what are the next steps.  Do I clear out the folder of ALL the log files, mount and dismount the databases and run the isinteg?
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i just went through this, and yes - you also need to to the same thing to the PUB database as well - - it seems that they use the same log file as far as I can tell.

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I don't have to do anything to my public folder at all.  Does removing all the log files, harm that folder.  I can get a good backup of that?  So nothing should be in that folder except my databases?

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that is where it gets dicey... I would make a copy of the log files (or rename them) just in case.
In my problem, the pub database came down hard as well, so I had to repair that one too...

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I have a good back up of the public store database.  Now I am confused.  When I remove the log files, they are good in case I need to recover the database, correct, they are no longer any help to my repaired priv database; and I should be fine as long as I don't need to recover the publc store?  Well I should not have to, but I can move my log files to another disk.  

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that is correct - i was just saying that the same log files are used for both Priv and pub... if you dismount cleanly, then there should be no need for the log files - just backing them up is a good practice!!

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Okay thanks.  Do I sound nervous, yes I am. This is a big deal.  So just to clarify, when I move the databases back into the Mbdata folder, there is nothing in that folder except for the databases.  There are E00 log files.  I have something called res.log files.  Everything goes, right?
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yes... and for future reference, you *may* want to move your log files to a different drive to help increase speed...

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Okay.  Well if everything works well, going forward the log files are flushed, when the information store is backed up each night.

Thanks again.  Here are your points.

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sounds good - GOOD LUCK!