Public Folder Database

The pf database I have currently doesn't have the data.

I had copied the database before I did my server move.

Is there any way to get the data on that database.

It only has 3 calendars.

Thanks
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you have deleted the PF that had the data in then it sounds like it hasn't replicated.  You will need to restore from backup.
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masdf123Author Commented:
Its not even a backup. I copied the db files while demounted
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That won't work with public folder databases.  Database portability will only work with Mailbox databases.
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AkhaterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It all depends on how badly you need them there are 3rd party tool that can extract from the edb directly but they are far from being cheap

The one I own
http://www.kerneldatarecovery.com/exchange-server-recovery.html
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masdf123Author Commented:
Akhater,

Will this work for PF databases?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Yes it will I also use kernel and it's very good.

However, it does depend how important the data is because it will cost you $400
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AkhaterCommented:
it does work, I have the technical license and I have used it many times.

their support is wonderful they built custom hotfixes for me on 2 or 3 occasions, they are not cheap though
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masdf123Author Commented:
Demazter,

How will I go about restoring, as My backup was just copy of PF database while demounted.

This software is excellent, but too expensive for me.



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AkhaterCommented:
if you don't have a backup just a copy of an edb file you are stuck with a 3rd party tool as it was already said database portability is not supported on PF dbs
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masdf123Author Commented:
Akhater,

So you know any other cheaper solution to this?
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AkhaterCommented:
There is a lot of software to do this out there however this is the only one I have so the only one I can speak about

lucid8 (a member in this forum) has a program but I don't know if it supports Public Folders http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp
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AkhaterCommented:
ok it seems it does

DigiScope® brings eDiscovery, Recoverability, and Exportability of both Offline EDBs and Online Exchange Mailbox and Public Folder Information Stores to the Exchange administrator or Recovery/Discovery Specialist. It's as simple as what to search for, where to look, and where to put the data.

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Glen KnightCommented:
Is the old server still up? You should be able to mount the database on there.

If not then 3rd party tool is your only option, or hire someone who has the tools to do it for you.
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masdf123Author Commented:
When you say tools to do it for me, you mean he would have these 3rd party softwares?
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Glen KnightCommented:
A lot of consultants use these tools regularly and have technician licenses myself and Akhater use the Kernel tool, I know other consultants that use Ontrack and I am sure there are others.
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masdf123Author Commented:
I dont know if this is appropriate to ask on EE. But would any of you consider recovering this PF database file for me, for a fee of course? I just need the 3 calendars from it.
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Glen KnightCommented:
We are not allowed to solicit for employment a number of us do use the "Hire Me" option in our profiles (button under our names) and/or have contact details there.
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masdf123Author Commented:
Fair enough!
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masdf123Author Commented:
So if I was to mount the PF database on a exchange on a completely different organization/domain. Will that work out for me to bring data back?
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Glen KnightCommented:
No, you will need to ring back the old server with the same name and same organisation, you should be able to mount it then.

Forgot to say in my previous post,

Akhaters profile: http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_851758.html
My profile: http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_2355264.html
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Glen KnightCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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