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I can't seem to mount a database I copied across to a test environment

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I am trying to replicate our current exchange 2007 production server in a xenserver test environment segmented from the live network.

I recreated our domain, i installed exchange 2007 software, I restored a copy of our *.edb and log files. However when I go to try and mount it, console wont allow me. It will only allow me to mount a NEW database.

Is there anyway for me to mount an existing copy of the database?
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You can mount exchange 2007 database into different server(database portability).

Follow the articles,

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998340%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

But, if the database only can be restored within the same organization on to a different server. If you have setup different organization, you will not be allowed to mount the database.

-Praveen
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You can mount exchange 2007 database into different server(database portability).

Follow the articles,

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998340%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

But, the database can only be restored within the same organization on to a different server. If you have setup different organization, you will not be allowed to mount the database.

-Praveen
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Do your storage group and database names match that of production?
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We had this question raised earlier as well below is the link and solution:


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26718969.html?cid=238

"busbar/ManojExchange - thanks for reading, and for the replies...

I was finally able to get this all straightened out. I was running different builds of exchange on the two servers, so once I updated the older version, I was able to create a new public folder database, un-mount that, use adsi edit to point the public folder pointer to the original edb file, then mount the new database, which actually pointed to the old public folder database file.

It was a lot of trial and error, so I'm not going to go through typing out all of the steps, unless someone has a question... "
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by:Network_Padawan
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Hey guys, I apologize for the delay, have been working on projects and have not had time to complete this. I will do so by the end of this week and get back to you.

Appreciate your comments.
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by:Network_Padawan
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Hey guys thanks, Im far too busy to look into this now so thanks I will try again later and see if what is suggested works.

For now however, Im closing this thread.
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