SBS 2008 & Exchange 2007
Posted on 2011-02-25
I am in need of wiping out the exchange private store. The public store was not used and empty. How can I dismount the existing mailstore, and move it elsewhere, and then create and new blank mailstore? If all fails with the new blank mailstore, I would like to move the original mailstore back to the default location and mount it back as a last resort. I prefer to wipe out the whole mailstore to ensure we're working a clean database from the start.
I plan to completing the following:
The existing exchange backups are not valid. I have caching enabled on the outlook clients. The exchange is functional, but not backing up via Backup Exec, and the restore option shows no mail in each individual mailbox. So I have no choice but to export their mail to pst files, wipe out their mailstore, create a empty mailstore, create new mailboxes for existing (6) users, and then import their mail from the pst files to their newly created mailboxes. I have not done this before, since restores have worked in the past. Ths particular server is the exception though.