exchange 2003 (on sbs 2003) crash - how to replay or restore transaction logs?
Posted on 2010-08-30
Looking for someone who has done this before. I had a nasty sbs 2003 crash where both my backup methods failed. I was able to do a full restore but back to a state as of 2 months ago. I was doing this remotely from vacation overseas with some IT help. Now that i am back, I am able to boot the crashed server off a boot cd with raid drivers loaded. I am copying the exchange folder (MDB's and transactions logs dating back to 2 months ago when the last backup ran). I think there is a way I can restore this? Do I just replace the exchange folder structure or is there a way to replay the logs back into the current exchange database (which in its current state is 2 months old). I have the Information Store service turned off for now until I figure this out correctly.
Also the 2 month old restore was done with a BDR baremetal restore which worked great, it is just old.