my SBS 2003 box crashed and the partitiion that stored exchange DB got corrupt and screwed up my Mailbox and Public folder store DBs, it's a simple setup one Storage group, one Mailbox store and one Public Folder store. Using NTBACKUP to backup.
I was able to restore the Mailbox store using RSG/Dialtone method following this guide - http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-Dial-tone-Restore-Method-Part1.html
My question is how do i restore the Public Folders store? I've been reading i need to build a seperate recovery server, restore to that, copy to PST etc. then copy back to the production server.
Is this still the case with Exchange 2k3 SP2? Gee i hope not..
I read this EE post - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_21251528.html
, seems like the person was able to just use NTBACKUP (which is what i use), but then i read in this link - http://ben.goodacre.name/tech/Restore_using_NTBACKUP_%28Exchange%29
quote: "Only restore the public folder store if the previous server is dead or will never be booted whilst connected to the same forest/domain; otherwise public folder and GAL replication issues among others are likely to occur. Choose an empty temporary directory to work from and remember it."
So, what do i do?